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Past exhibitions

The National Theatre presents a regular programme of exhibitions related to the work on its stages, its archive and events taking place in the wider world of theatre. Below is a selection of recent exhibitions:

We’re here because we’re here

‘We’re here because we’re here’  presents the project that took place across the UK last year marking the historic battle of the Somme. 

Wolfson Gallery, 2 June – 31 August 2017, open Mon – Sat. Free.

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Ugly Lies the Bone VR Installation

Audiences experienced COOL!, a VR Pain Control therapy similar to that which was featured in the show.

Lyttelton Lounge until 6 June 2017.

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Ugly Lies the Bone Virtual Reality: stills from the landscape featured in the experience

In Visible Ink-Tracing LGBT+ stories at the NT

A timeline of some of the political, social and cultural events that have impacted the LGBT + community over the past 25 years.

Lyttelton Lounge, 23 June – 18 October 2017, open Mon – Sat. Free

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The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976

The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976
Lyttelton Lounge, From 14 April-25 June, Open Mon-Sat
Free

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National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976 exhibition poster

Bright Young Tings

An exhibition of photographs by Michael Mayhew and a new artwork by Cherelle Sappleton

Lyttelton Lounge, 23 February – 10 June 2017

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Bright Young Tings exhbition

enterwonder.land

An immersive digital installation, including 360° virtual reality music video, facial recognition screens and a green-screen experience.

This installation allowed visitors to explore the extraordinary world of wonder.land

Wolfson Gallery, level 2, until 30 April 2016.
 

enterwonder.land photo of people using Oculus Rift headsets in the enterwonder.land exhibition

National Theatre Posters

An exhibition curated by design critic and writer Rick Poynor, exploring poster design from 1963 to the present.

Wolfson Gallery, 4 October 2017 - 14 April 2018, open Mon – Sat. Free
 

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How Great Thou Art – 50 Years of African Caribbean Funerals in London

The photographs of Charlie Phillips
Wolfson Gallery, Sat 21 April until Sat 7 July
Free

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Photograph for a man with funeral flowers