Here’s What’s On at The V&A Right Now

There's plenty of exciting exhibitions to look forward to...

Here’s what to book and look forward to over the coming months, with our guide to what’s on at the V&A. Plus: keep your eyes peeled for the all-new Young V&A – designed with and for children, opening in Summer 2023 – set to inspire visitors of all ages to play, imagine and design.

What’s On at the V&A? All The Exhibitions To Know

What’s On At The V&A Right Now?

There are currently two exhibitions on at the V&A:

  • Re:Imagining Musicals (until 27 November 2023; temporarily closed for essential works – reopening August 2023)
  • DIVA (until 7 April 2024)
Installation view of Re:Imagining Musicals at the V&A

Installation view of Re:Imagining Musicals at the V&A (c) Victoria and Albert Museum London

Re:Imagining Musicals

When: Until 27 November 2023 (temporarily closed for essential works – reopening August 2023)

Musical lovers are in for a treat with this October, with the arrival of a free-to-enter exhibitions dedicated entirely to some of most iconic shows on the West End. Re:Imagining Musicals highlights the creativity and craftsmanship that has gone into our favourite musicals, spanning the evolution of long-running shows and ground-breaking design of new titles. Expect displays celebrating classics like Miss Saigon and My Fair Lady as well as new favourites like SIX the Musical and Everybody’s Talking About Jamievam.ac.uk

Whitney Houston performing at Wembley Arena, London

Whitney Houston performing at Wembley Arena, London, UK. 5 May 1988. Photo © David Corio


When: Until 7 April 2024

This celebration of creativity will recognise the work of iconic performers, from today’s global megastars all the way back to the biggest names in Victorian opera. DIVA will explore what it means to be a diva, how this title has been both subverted, embraced and redefined and its evolution through time. Featuring fashion, photography, design, costumes, music and live performance drawn from the V&A collection and loans from across the world, DIVA will surely have you on the edge of your metaphorical seat from start to finish. vam.ac.uk

What Exhibitions Are Coming To The V&A?

There is one upcoming exhibition to look forward to:

  • Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto (16 September 2023–25 February 2024)
Selection of coats designed by Gabrielle Chanel

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 16 September 2023 –25 February 2024.

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

With the support of CHANEL

When: 16 September 2023–25 February 2024

One of the most iconic designers in the history of fashion, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, will have her first dedicated exhibition in the UK next autumn. Charting the evolution of her design style and brand, Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto will span from 1910 (the year in which she opened her first millinery boutique in Paris) all the way to her final collection in 1971. The exhibition will feature over 180 looks, alongsider jewellery, accessories, cosmetics and perfumes, and map out how Chanel’s vision impacts the way we dress today. A reimagining of the Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto exhibition organised by the Palais Galliera, Fashion Museum of the City of Paris, the exhibition will bring together rarely seen pieces from the V&A’s collection as well as looks from Palais Galliera and the Patrimoine de CHANEL. This is definitely a must-see for fashion fans. vam.ac.uk

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Featured image: Whitney Houston performing at Wembley Arena, London, UK. 5 May 1988. Photo © David Corio