Discover extraordinary variety of performance arts with V&A Performance Festival

Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017

V&A Performance FestivalThe V&A’s annual Performance Festival celebrates theatre and performance in all of their forms, with a wide range of special events throughout the Museum. Running for 10 days this April, the 2017 Festival is presented in parallel with the Theatre & Performance Galleries display, The History of Europe – Told by its Theatres.


Inspired by the themes of the display, the Festival programme celebrates and explores the relationship between British and European stages, as well as engaging with performance practice more broadly and internationally.


The Festival programme kicks-off with a one-day conference, Brexit the Stage: What Next for British Theatre and Europe? which examines the future of theatre and performance in the UK and Europe. Taking place on Saturday 22 April, the conference brings together leading researchers, practitioners and policy-makers working in and between British and European stages, to discuss our shared history and consider the future of theatre in a post-Brexit society.


The Performance Festival also offers an opportunity to celebrate the Museum’s extraordinary theatre collections.


Over the ten days of Festival activity there will be many more events including special talks, tours, film screenings and performances throughout the Museum. With most events running as free, drop-in sessions, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


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