Curtain Up - at the V & A

London theatre news: Saturday 27 August 2016

Exhibitions - Theatre organisations

A reminder about this exhibition at the V&A which invites you to explore the extraordinary story of the world's two greatest theatrical cities - London's West End and New York's Broadway. Ends in just a few days on 31 August.

Curtain Up exhibtion at the V & A

Image: Curtain Up Exhibition

The Victoria and Albert Museum - or V&A for short - is hosting an exhibition which explores the extraordinary story of the world's two greatest theatrical cities, London's West End and New York's Broadway.

This display is organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre.

The exhibition is designed by Tom Piper, the critically acclaimed artist and theatremaker renowned for his stunning Tower of London poppies installation, Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red.

Curtain Up explores the craft and collaboration that creates spectacular international theatre.

Visitors can explore and interact with unique collections from both the V&A and The Library for the Performing Arts, and immerse themselves in special exhibits from contemporary shows, highlighting how the sector has flourished and developed since 1976.

Alongside Curtain Up, the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) is presenting an event and education programme with activities taking place at the V&A and throughout the West End, including talks, tours, workshops and free film screenings.

The display will transfer to The Library for the Performing Arts in New York from 19 October 2016 and will run there until June 2017.

A special exhibition website provides further details.


Theatre & Performance, Room 104

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Rd

London SW7 2RL


Continues until 31 August 2016

Admission: FREE

Times: Open daily from 10am to 5-45pm, with a late session until 10pm on Fridays.


V & A exhibition page

Exhibition dedicated website

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