Royal Opera House Deal May Save Theatre Museum

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London’s under-threat Theatre Museum may be saved by a plan to create a new education and display venue in partnership with the Royal Opera House.

Following a meeting between the trustees on April 18, a spokesman for the Theatre Museum’s owners, the Victoria and Albert Museum, confirmed that the V&A and the Royal Opera House have been in talks about the new venue. The proposed project will house joint collections and activities and be based in Covent Garden in London’s West End, the Theatre Museum’s current location. Earlier reports said that a partnership deal might allow the Theatre Museum to stay in its current building.

The spokesperson said, “The Trustees hope to take a final view on the best way forward by the autumn."

The crisis was prompted by two failed applications for lottery funds to upgrade the Theatre Museum’s current Covent Garden building, which has housed the Theatre Museum since 1987.

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