Expect cries of "shame" from the stalls with the probable closure of the Theatre Museum, which was opened nearly 20 years ago in Covent Garden. Owned by the V&A, the museum has, frankly, struggled. It may have a prime location, but it has an unprepossessing entrance. Inside the subterranean space, the exhibits and memorabilia from thespian life (such as the Michael Redgrave collection) are a little underwhelming.
Very true. For schools, I think it's ok - they do make-up and costume workshops which go down well, but for the ordinary visitor it's a little lacking. But it's closure will mean that there is no national museum for performing arts at all, and that's just sad. Hopefully this'll be recitified eventually.