A Surprise NVAP Screening!

Join us for a surprise screening from the National Video Archive of Performance

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Hochhauser Auditorium, Learning Centre

  • Free event

Calling all theatre lovers! The National Video Archive of Performance was established in 1992 and now holds over 450 archival recordings of live performances. To celebrate the breadth of the archive, come on a 'blind date with a play' when the title will only be revealed at the start of the show!

Please note that the screening start time will be 13:45, however, the end time on the website is subject to change.

Established in 1992, through an agreement with the Federation of Entertainment Unions, NVAP was the first project of its kind in the UK. The archive now holds over 450 high-quality archival multi-camera recordings of live performance in Britain and continues to record and preserve productions for the national collection. The archive, launched with Richard Eyre’s production of Richard III starring Ian McKellen (National Theatre, 1992), features a vast range of stage performances with work by notable playwrights, directors, set designers, lighting designers and actors. It is an invaluable research tool to view and learn about significant British productions and captures and preserves moments of ephemeral performance history that otherwise would be lost.

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