Open daily 10.00 to 17.45 Admission free Menu
Theatre and Performance

Theatre & Performance

The Theatre and Performance collection was founded in the 1920s when a private collector, Gabrielle Enthoven, donated her extensive collection of theatrical designs, memorabilia, books and photographs to the Museum. Since then the collection has continued to grow and has provided a home for many other significant objects and archives. All areas of the live performing arts are represented in the collections, documenting both current practice and the history of the performing arts in the UK.

Shop online

Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution & Design (Paperback)

Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution & Design (Paperback)

The two decades between 1913 and 1933 saw an unprecedented boom in Russian theatre culture, ignited by the avant-garde movement sweeping through the a…

Buy now

Interactive Map

Discover the many treasures in the beautiful V&A galleries, find out where events are happening in the Museum or just check the location of the café, shops, lifts or toilets. Simple to use, the V&A interactive map works on all screen sizes, from your tablet or smartphone to your desktop at home.

Launch the Interactive Map

Event - Lunchtime Lecture: Make/Believe UK Design for Performance 2011-2015

Wed 02 December 2015 13:00–13:45

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Kate Bailey, Senior Curator, Theatre and Performance, takes us behind the scenes of the Make: Believe display to reveal more about the designs exhibited from opera to pop, theatre to stadiums.

Book online