14 September 2022 / News

European Historic Theatres Day


presented by Mike Sell (aided and abetted by Mark Fox).

As has now become custom, The Frank Matcham Society, in association with the V&A 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.

Make it a full day by visiting the new displays in the museum’s Theatre and Performance Galleries including the newly opened exhibition Re:Imagining Musicals. Entrance is free and the museum opens at 10am.

25th October 2022 at 2.30pm

Hochhauser Auditorium, Victoria and Albert Museum, The Sackler Courtyard Entrance,

Exhibition Road, South Kensington SW7 2RL

Tickets Available from Ticketsource (search for Frank Matcham Society)

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