We explored how some of the best-loved musicals have been adapted, revived, and retold.
This display celebrated the glittering world of musical theatre, exploring the evolution and craftmanship of iconic musicals, from Miss Saigon and My Fair Lady to modern classics SIX the Musical, and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
This display is now closed at V&A South Kensington
Costume design: Moulin Rouge! The Musical – Satine's Sparkling Diamond costume
Go behind the scenes to see how Satine's dazzling costume was designed
Facing the music: Album covers from musical theatre
Explore the album artwork and songs from classic musicals from the 1960s to the 1990s
Costume conservation: My Fair Lady
From rags to riches, follow the transformation of an iconic piece of musical theatre history
Costume design: SIX the Musical – Catherine of Aragon
Discover the secrets behind the costume
An A–Z of musical theatre
From early ballad operas to today's West End blockbusters
Design and make a musical from your favourite story
Re-think your favourite story for the stage