Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The V&A's Theatre and Performance collections chart the history of theatre in Britain from the middle ages to today. From early dramatics forms such as mystery plays and court masques, to the alternative and 'in yer face' drama of the late 20th century.

Become a V&A Member

V&A Members enjoy a wealth of benefits, including free entry to exhibitions, previews, exciting events and the V&A Members’ Room. In addition, you will be supporting the vital work of the V&A.

Buy or Renew Membership Online

Shop online

Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays (Hardback)

Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays (Hardback)

Published in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Musuem, Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays explores the best and most influentia…

Buy now

Event - This Time in History: What Escapes

Wed 17 September 2014 13:00

SPECIAL EVENT: Join artist Rose Frain as she speaks about her recent work, including This Time in History, an installation that combines objects selected from the V&A with her original art works.

More details