London Theatre Exhibitions

London’s top Theatre Exhibitions

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.

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. The National Theatre

Free theatre exhibitions within foyer spaces of the National Theatre
South Bank, London , SE1 9PX (Map)
Tel: 020 7452 3400

5. 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

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