The National Video Archive of Performance

With over 100 plays being performed and studied in our College network, we are often at a loss when a production either does not tour to your region or can’t be licensed for performance in your college.

Daniel Radcliffe in 'Equus', recorded at the Gielgud Theatre 2007
Daniel Radcliffe in 'Equus', recorded at the Gielgud Theatre 2007

Working with the V&A you have the opportunity to show your students full versions of major interpretations of playwrights such as Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, David Hare, Sarah Kane, as well as theatrically adventurous productions such as Avenue Q and Complicite's ‘A Disappearing Number’. The theatrical archive is free to access, and if you would like to build a day at the V&A please contact your Skills Academy Manager to find out more.

The National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP) is the outcome of a unique agreement between the Federation of Entertainment Unions and the V&A Theatre and Performance Department enabling us to make high quality archival recordings of live performance without payment of artists' fees for research purposes.

For more information on the list of titles available in the archive, and booking details, please click here.