25th October is also European Historic Theatres Day!

This Tuesday, 25 October, to celebrate European Historic Theatres Day, there is an illustrated talk at the V&A.

EUROPE’S NATIONAL THEATRES will be presented by Mike Sell (aided and abetted by Mark Fox).

As has now become custom, The Frank Matcham Society, in association with The Victoria and Albert Museum celebrate PERSPECTIV’s European Historic Theatres Day with an illustrated talk.Mike Sell, Vice-President of The Frank Matcham Society draws on his extensive travels and knowledge of European theatres to investigate the development of, and need for, National Theatres across an often troubled and divided continent.

Mike Sell is a historian and author specialising in theatre architecture who co-edited Curtains – a new life for old theatres and The Theatres Trust Guide to British Theatres 1750-1950; contributed to books Frank Matcham Theatre Architect and Frank Matcham and Co; authored Theatres and Concert Halls of Fellner and Helmer and in 2020 marked the centenary of Frank Matcham’s death publishing the Society’s Matcham Directory.

You could add to your day by visiting the new displays in the museum’s Theatre and Performance Galleries including the newly opened Re:Imagining Musicals. Entrance is free and the museum opens at 10am.

25 October 2.30pm

Hochhauser Auditorium, Victoria and Albert Museum,

The Sackler Courtyard Entrance,

Exhibition Road, South Kensington London SW7 2RL

Tickets only available from Ticketsource at www.ticketsource.co.uk (search for Frank Matcham Society)

(Tickets will not be available on the door or from the V&A)


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