Past exhibitions

 

Past exhibitions
DateExhibition titleVenue
4 May - Nov 2018

All the world’s a stage: EMOTION AND THEATRE 

Emotion and Theatre is an exhibition curated by third year History of Art undergraduate students. It explores the display of emotion on stage as well as its manifestation behind the scenes and in other contexts; from the emotional reactions of an audience, to the raw emotion exercised in rehearsal and the performed emotion created by Live Art. The works have been selected from the holdings of the Theatre Collection and comprise a diverse range of media, including photography, etching, caricature, set and costume designs and Live Art documentation. This exhibition is on display in the Theatre Collection reading room and library.

University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
4 May - Nov 2018

In Character: Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh 1937-1973

Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh were among the biggest names in British theatre and film in the twentieth century. While their acting made the duo’s roles iconic, the costumes designed for them to wear on stage further consolidated their illustrious theatrical stature. The University of Bristol Theatre Collection holds a fascinating array of objects relating to Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh that reveal the relationship between actor, character and costume, as well as the close relationships they shared with costume designers such as Oliver Messel, Cecil Beaton, Doris Zinkeisen and Julia Trevelyan Oman. In Character is on display in the Theatre Collection lift lobby and has been curated by History of Art MA students.  

University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
4 May - Nov 2018

LOV200: celebrating the 200th anniversary of London Old Vic

Drawing on the London Old Vic Archive at the Theatre Collection, the exhibition will feature prints, photographs, playbills and ephemera to celebrate the history of the London Old Vic Theatre, founded originally as the Royal Cobourg Theatre in 1818. The exhibition will feature materials about the influential managers Emma Cons and Lilian Baylis as well as a fragment from the spectacular ‘glass curtain’ hung on stage in 1826!

University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2016 - 2017
21 April 2016 - April 2017
Back to Black: the iconic image of Shakespeare University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2016 - 2017
14 December 2016 - Spring 2017
Creating a Character: an exhibition of make up and personal props University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2016
21 April - 4 November 2016
 Shakespearabilia University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2015 - 2016
16th November  2015 - 24th March 2016
It's Behind You! University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2015
29th April - 23rd October
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2014 - 2015
17th November 2014 - 27th March 2015
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2014
1st August - 31st October
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2014
7th June - 6th July
Wirth Gallery, Holburne Museum, Bath
2014
21st March - 15th July
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2014
5th February - 23rd March
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 
2013 - 2014
2nd December 2013 - 13th March 2014
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2013 - 2014
17th September 2013 - 13th March 2014
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2013
11th - 15th November
Royal Fort House, University of Bristol 
2013
7th May - 12th July
 
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2013
14th March – 12th April
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2012 - 2013
27th November 2012 - 28th February 2013
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2012
10th September - 16th November
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2012
20th March - 10th July
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2011 - 2012
5th December 2011 - 2nd March 2012
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2011
26th September – 11th November
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2011
20th June – 5th September
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2011
9th March – 9th June
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2010 - 2011
17th December 2010 - 12th February 2011
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2010
8th October - 16th December
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2010
11th June - September
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2009 - 2010
19th November - 30th April
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2009
14th August - 13th November
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2008 - 2009
21st April 2008 - 12th August 2009
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2007 - 2008
3rd December 2007 - 29th February 2008
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2007
22nd January - 23rd March
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2003
14th June - 14th October

Premières

University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2003
9th June - 30th September
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2002 - 2003
5th November 2002 - 31st January 2003
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2002
10th June - 27th September
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2001
11th June  - 28th September
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
2001
26th February - 23rd March
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2000
12th June - 29th September
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
2000
20th March - 5th May
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
1999
December
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
1999
1st – 29th July
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol
1997
9th – 27th June
The Vandyck Gallery, 21 Park Row, Bristol
 
1996
3rd – 21st June
The Vandyck Gallery, 21 Park Row, Bristol
 
1995
1st November – 16th December
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol 
1995
Summer
The Vandyck Gallery, 21 Park Row, Bristol
1995
5th – 23rd June
The Vandyck Gallery, 21 Park Row, Bristol
1994
6th - 24th June
The Vandyck Gallery, 21 Park Row, Bristol
1993
21st June - 9th July
The Vandyck Gallery, 21 Park Row, Bristol
1992
21st January  - 20th February
The Glynne Wickham Studio Theatre, Cantocks Close, Bristol
 
1992
22nd June  - 10th July
Theatre Royal, Bristol
 
1991
10th June  - 21st June
The Vandyck Gallery, 21 Park Row, Bristol
 
1983
6th May - 4th June
Theatre Royal, Bristol
 
1981
7th May - 20th June
Theatre Royal, Bristol
 
1980
Summer
The Vandyck Gallery, 21 Park Row, Bristol
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