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V&A to return to pre-pandemic opening hours

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is to return to opening seven-days a week from Monday 4 April, as well as a full public programme of free events including the relaunch of Fashion in MotionFriday Late, and the Performance Festival. The South Kensington museum has had limited opening times for a year caused by the pandemic.

Visitors will no longer need to book timed tickets for general admission to the V&A’s permanent galleries, and exhibition tickets for Mondays and Tuesdays are now available. 

Alongside 7-day opening, their pre-pandemic programming will resume: late opening hours on Fridays and contemporary Friday Lates on the last Friday of every month, starting from 25 March with the theme ‘Pretty Useless Things’. With a line-up of workshops, talks and installations, the Late will explore the joys and contradictions found in aspirational objects and concepts of functionality in the context of the modern world.

Fashion in Motion, the live fashion events held at the museum, will return on 18 March, this month featuring a specially commissioned fashion performance from designer Harris Reed. Tickets will be available from 8 March.  

The annual V&A Performance Festival will also return to the museum for the first time since 2019, to celebrate dance in all its forms. Taking place from 23 April – 1 May 2022, the week-long programme will run alongside the display On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100 in the Theatre and Performance galleries. Highlights will include live dance performances from Fubunation and Jody Oberfelder, as well as an In Conversation with award-winning choreographer Akram Khan, and gallery tours with V&A Curator Harriet Reed.

To find out more, visit: https://www.vam.ac.uk/

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