David Bowie is
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David Bowie is

David Bowie is

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, SW7 2RL
  • David Bowie is
    Victoria and Albert Museum
    23 March - 11 August 2013
    In partnership with Gucci. Sound experience by Sennheiser

    PLEASE NOTE:
    DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, ONLINE TICKETS FOR THIS EXHIBITION HAVE NOW SOLD OUT.

    Tickets are available to purchase at the Museum in advance or on the day of your visit. You are advised to arrive at the V&A for when the Museum opens at 10.00 for the best chance of purchasing a ticket. Please note tickets bought on the day may not be for immediate entry to the exhibition, but for later on that day.
    The price for a Full Adult ticket is £15.50.


    If you can't get to see the exhibition in person then why not book tickets for David Bowie is happening now, a live nationwide cinema event on Tuesday 13 August 2013 at 19.00 (doors open 18.45).

    This unique event will be shown in over 200 cinemas across the UK for your last chance to experience the exhibition before it goes on international tour. The film will be introduced by the exhibition curators and will feature special guests offering an insight into the stories behind some of the 300 objects from the David Bowie Archive, many of which have never before been displayed in public.

    Click here for more information and to search for a participating cinema near you.


    About the exhibition:

    The V&A honours the mega-star musician David Bowie with an exhibition of his spectacular stage costumes in their major summer exhibition 'David Bowie is'. More than 300 objects have been brought together for the very first time. They include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork.

    The show follows his humble beginnings as a Brixton unknown named David Jones, through the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust, covering his Berlin years and Pop star comeback in the 1980's, shoulder pads and all.

    Information regarding entry to 'David Bowie is' after 17:45 (5:45pm) for additional evening sessions outside normal museum opening hours (listed on the right):

    - Please enter via the Secretariat Gate/Museum Reception to the right hand side of the museum on Cromwell Road (ALL OTHER ENTRANCES WILL BE UNAVAILABLE) and ensure you have your ticket ready.

    - Please only come at the entry time on your ticket. You will not be admitted before this time. Latecomers will not be admitted.

    - Please note that for additional evening sessions, the exhibition closes at 21:45 (9:45pm) and all visitors MUST have left the museum by 22:00
    (10:00pm).

    *Children under 12 are admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult, and do require a ticket. Please select the free under-12s tickets from the bottom of the pricing list when completing your ticket purchases.

    **V&A Members enjoy free entry to exhibitions and DO NOT need to pre-book.

    Please ensure you select your correct session date prior to checkout.
    TICKETS CANNOT BE EXCHANGED OR REFUNDED.


    We suggest approximately 90 minutes viewing time to make the most of your visit inside the exhibition, and some queueing time should be expected. There are a limited number of audio guides that are compulsory for entry into the exhibition and visitors may be required wait for returned audio guides before entering. 

    Book your David Bowie is tickets now!


    Photograph by Brian Duffy © Duffy Archive


    Please note that no photography or sketching is permitted.

    This is an EXHIBITION at the Victoria And Albert Museum.

    Children under 12 are admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult, and do require a ticket. Please select the free under-12s tickets from the bottom of the pricing list when completing your ticket purchases.

    V&A Members enjoy free entry to exhibitions and DO NOT need to pre-book.

    If you require further assistance with your booking, please forward queries to: tix@lovetheatre.com

    Please ensure you select your correct date prior to checkout. TICKETS CANNOT BE EXCHANGED OR REFUNDED.

    Exhibition opening times daily 10.00–17.30 (last ticket sold 15.45, last entry 16.00) Friday 10.00–21.45 (last ticket sold 19.45, last entry 20.00)

    Exhibition closes 15 minutes prior to the Museum closing, please bear in mind when booking your timeslot.


    Tickets are available to purchase at the Museum in advance or on the day of your visit. You are advised to arrive at the V&A for when the Museum opens at 10.00 for the best chance of purchasing a ticket. Please note tickets bought on the day may not be for immediate entry to the exhibition, but for later on that day.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

    Cromwell Road,
    London,
    SW7 2RL

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