After its successful run at the V&A in London, Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York opened at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in October and AFV&A supporters were given a fascinating private tour led by co-curator, Dr Doug Reside in December.

Part of the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, this display celebrates the extraordinary story of the world’s two greatest theatrical areas, London’s West End and New York’s Broadway.

A Chorus Line, Photo by Jonathan Hordle

American Friends attending a private tour of Curtain Up with curator Dr Doug Reside