Theatre Museum

former national museum of the performing arts in London, England

Geographical coordinates: 51.5125 -0.12119


English Theatre Museum

The Theatre Museum in the Covent Garden district of London, England, was the United Kingdom's national museum of the performing arts. It was a branch of the UK's national museum of applied arts, the Victoria and Albert Museum. It opened in 1974, and closed in 2007, being replaced by new galleries at the V&A's main site in South Kensington.The Theatre Museum told the story of the performing arts in Britain from the sixteenth century to the present. It covered all the live performing arts including drama, dance, opera, musical theatre, circus, puppetry, music hall and live art. It claimed to have the largest collections of documents and artefacts on these subjects in the world. Costumes, designs, manuscripts, books, video recordings, including the National Video Archive of Performance, posters and paintings were used to reconstruct the details of past performances and the lives of performers, past and contemporary.

The museum received its main funding from the British government via the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and admission was free.

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Czech Museum of Performance

Museum of Performance (dříve Theatre Museum) je národní muzeum divadelního umění nacházející se v ulici Russell Street v oblasti Covent Garden v Londýnském obvodu Westminster. Je pobočkou národního muzea aplikovaného umění Victoria and Albert Museum.

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