Today the V&A reveals plans to return to opening 7-days a week from Monday 4 April as well as a full public programme of free events including the relaunch of Fashion in MotionFriday Late,and the Performance Festival.

Visitors will no longer need to book timed tickets for general admission to the V&A’s permanent galleries, and exhibition tickets for Mondays and Tuesdays are now available to buy on the V&A website.

Alongside the 7-day opening, the V&A’s pre-pandemic programming will resume: including late opening hours on Fridays and contemporary Friday Lates on the last Friday of every month, starting from the 25 March with the theme ‘Pretty Useless Things’. With a line-up of workshops, talks and installations, the late will explore the joys and contradictions around aspirational objects and concepts of functionality in the context of the modern world.

Fashion in Motion, the live fashion events held at the V&A, will return on 18 March, this month featuring a specially commissioned fashion performance from designer Harris Reed. Tickets will be available for this event on the V&A website from 8 March. 

The V&A’s annual Performance Festival will also return to the museum for the first time since the pandemic began, to celebrate dance in all its forms. Taking place from 23 April – 1 May 2022, the week-long programme will run alongside the display On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100 in the Theatre and Performance galleries. Highlights will include live dance performances from Fubunation and Jody Oberfelder & co, as well as an In Conversation with award-winning choreographer Akram Khan and gallery tours with V&A Curator Harriet Reed.