Friday Late

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

Friday Late is FREE and drop in
Last Friday in every month (except May & December)

All events are free and places are designated on a first-come, first-served basis, unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will take place at this event. If you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance by emailing

Please note, if the Museum reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.


Rising – Friday 30 November

Rising – Friday 30 November

The transition from adolescence to adult life can be a forceful catalyst for change. Curious, passionate and in search of authenticity, many young people around the world are reinventing culture, fighting for a better world and shaping our futures. This Friday Late, they take over the V&A, sharing their take on politics, culture and technology. From celebrations of rave culture to spotlights on activists, discover how the young are making waves.


Cyrus Nderitu | @cyrusonyx |

Drinks are available in the Cromwell Road entrance throughout the evening and in The John Madejski Garden (weather permitting).

Food and drinks will be served in the Café and Courtyard Café until 21.00.

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Background image: Cyrus Nderitu | @cyrusonyx |