Play is something that is fairly recent innovation -- as for most of humanity's existence, children have simply been young adults, expected to work as soon as possible.
As much as the play itself and the actors, one of the dominant features of a play or musical is the stage design, and an exhibition is currently looking at that aspect of the stage performance.
An exhibition is open at the British Library which looks at how books for children transformed from boringly educational for young adults through to entertaining children
A huge new exhibition - taking over two-thirds of an entire floor at the Science Museum has opened, all about the history of medicine.
A corridor in the V&A Museum is lined with small pencil drawings, showing a young Beatrix Potter experimenting with the ideas which would form her later books.
To mark the 850th anniversary of the assassination of the Thomas Becket, the British Museum has announced a major exhibition about the man, the Archbishop, the saint.
An exhibition about the legendary German electronica band, Tangerine Dream will be opening at the Barbican in the New Year
A small exhibition tied in with a series of musical film screenings shows off some of the art work and preparatory photography from the famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
1843 was an important year in the history of Christmas, and a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum is bringing them together for the first time.
It's 40 years since The Clash’s third album ‘London Calling’ was released, and an exhibition has pulled together a host of memorabilia for that iconic album.
This weekend, a field of glowing roses will come to central London, and it's a charity fund raiser for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
Next year marks the 500th anniversary of one of the more important, and visually impressive diplomatic missions between the British and French monarchies, the Field of Cloth of Gold.
The Saatchi gallery, founded by the masters of spin has secured the big prize in blockbuster exhibitions with the master of bling paying his last visit to London.
In the British Museum at the moment is an exhibition about a period of German history that's both well known, and hardly known at all - the hyperinflation of the world war periods.
There's a new gallery at the Science Museum that shows off an awful lot of wood, brass and books.