Whilst the loss of the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden is still keenly felt, there are a number of opportunities to dip into the history of London’s theatre scene – from the V&A’s Theatre & Performance space, to theatres such as the National and the Globe.


London’s top Theatre Exhibitions
  • The Globe Exhibition
  • The history of Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Globe Theatre
  • Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT (Map)
  • Tel: 020 7401 9919
  • Website

London’s top Theatre Exhibitions
  • V&A's Theatre Collections
  • The UK's national collection of theatre material including costumes and posters
  • Cromwell Road, London , SW7 2RL (Map)
  • Tel: 020 7942 2000
  • Website

London’s top Theatre Exhibitions
  • The British Library
  • Permanent exhibition of historic books and play scripts including Shakespeare's First Folio
  • 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB (Map)
  • Tel: 0843 2081144
  • Website

London’s top Theatre Exhibitions
  • The National Theatre
  • Free theatre exhibitions within foyer spaces of the National Theatre
  • South Bank, London , SE1 9PX (Map)
  • Tel: 020 7452 3400
  • Website

London’s top Theatre Exhibitions
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Impressive collection of portraits of theatrical greats plus special exhibitions
  • St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE (Map)
  • Tel: 020 7306 0055
  • Website

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