Pop-up Performance

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Additional Information

  • What:
    Family Events
  • When:
  • Where:
    Throughout V&A

FAMILY EVENT: Join the performance team for fun and interactive gallery plays and activities every Saturday. Events rotate each week – please see below for details. Suitable for all the family including early years unless otherwise stated.

On the first Saturday of the month take part in performances created especially for early years.

11.00, 13.00 & 15.00

Free, drop in

Performances recommended for ages 5+.

Early years’ performances supported by Outset Family

Saturday 23 and 30 May
May Half-Term
Experience the world of Renaissance Italy in an interactive performance this May half-term. Who will you meet? Soak up the atmosphere in the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries and play your part in the story. You can also imagine you’re a young renaissance artist trying to make your way in the world and create a new fantastical design for a piece of art, sculpture or machine on the Imagination Station, create digital art in Digital Kids or explore the technique of plaster casting in a Make-it workshop
Level 1, Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50b.
Suitable for all the family.

Saturday 6 June
How the mice got rid of the cats
Join us for an inter-active, storytelling performance of a traditional tale from the Middle East about princes, carpet merchants, cats and some very clever mice.
Location: Level 1, Islamic Middle East, Room 42
Especially for early years.

Saturday 13 June
Clara Button’s Magical Journey
Choose a hat to wear and join Clara Button and her brother Olly on an adventure around the museum.
Location: Level 1, Islamic Middle East, Room 42, Sculpture Gallery, Room 21, Fashion, Room 40, South East Asia, Room 41, Fashion, Room 40

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June
Storytelling for refugee week
Take part in a traditional Syrian storytelling session and in Drop-in Desigh on Sunday in the Lunchroom, create your own kaleidoscope mirrored box inspired by the new Damascus Room display. Collect geometric patterns and shapes from the collection to add to your design. Suitable for all the family. Recommended for ages +3.
Location: Level 1, Islamic Middle East, Room 42
Early years performances supported by Outset Family

Saturday 4 July – Roar!
Help bring one of our favourite lions to life in this new piece, brought to you by No Nonsense Theatre (creators of the very popular Peter Rabbit and Friends V&A Pop-up Performance).
This performance is especially for early years and is supported by Outset Family
Location: Level 1, Cast Courts, Room 46b

Saturday 11 July – The Tale of Little Red Riding Hood
Do you dare enter the wild forest in this fairy tale with a twist? Can you help Grandma and Little Red Riding Hood escape the wicked wolf? The wolf may have big eyes and ears but you have even bigger ideas. Join us for this interactive performance to find out more.
Recommended for ages 3+
Location: Level 4, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Saturday 18 & 25 July – Indian Storytelling
Follow classical Indian dancers as they tell the story of Rama, Sita and the origins of the festival of Diwali in the Ramayana. Become different characters and join in with a celebratory dance.
Location: Level 1, South Asia, Room 41

Saturday 1 August – Roar!
Help bring one of our favourite lions to life in this new piece, brought to you by No Nonsense Theatre (creators of the very popular Peter Rabbit and Friends V&A Pop-up Performance).
This performance is especially for early years and is supported by Outset Family
Location: Cast Courts, Room 46b, Level 1

Saturday 8 August – The King’s Decorator
Meet William Kent – a famous 18th century designer of houses and gardens and lover of good food. Please note this performance moves around the museum.
Location: Meeting point: The John Madejski Garden in fine weather, or Level 1, Sculpture, Room 22, then Fashion, Room 40

Saturday 15 & 22 August – African Storytelling
Chew your way around the world with African storyteller, Usifu Jalloh.
Location: Level 1, South Asia, Room 41
The performance on the 22 August is BSL interpreted

Saturday 29 August – The King’s Decorator
Meet William Kent – a famous 18th century designer of houses and gardens and lover of good food. Please note this performance moves around the museum.
Location: Meeting point: The John Madejski Garden in fine weather, or Level 1, Sculpture, Room 22, then Fashion, Room 40

Saturday 5 & 12 September – How the Mice got rid of the Cats
Join us for an interactive, storytelling performance of a traditional tale from the Middle East about princes, carpet merchants, cats and some very clever mice.
This performance is especially for early years and is supported by Outset Family
Location: Level 1, Islamic Middle East, Room 42

Saturday 19 & 26 September – Rock, Pop and Charming
Dress up and dance. Celebrate the role of costume design in the 1980s’ music scene in this fun costume and drama workshop.
Location: Level 3, Theatre and Performance, Room 105

BSL interpretation on 28 May 2015 supported by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

Tickets

Every Saturday 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00 (approximately 25 minutes long) Free, drop in Every day during Easter Holiday and May Half-Term.