Conferences and study days Past event Sunday, 30 April 2017

From VHS to VR: Recording theatre for the National Video Archive of Performance

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

In 2017, the V&A'’s National Video Archive of Performance marks its 25th anniversary. This collection, which exists to record live theatrical performances, now holds over 350 recordings of theatre productions showcasing the best of British theatre from the past 25 years.

Join us for a discussion about the practice – past, present and future – of capturing theatre on film. Films discussed will range from the National Theatre’s production of Richard III, starring Ian Mckellen, recorded in 1992, right through to the VR recording of the David Bowie musical Lazarus.

The panel will feature filmmakers from the V&A and the RSC.