• Violette Verdy Dies Age 82

    The French Ballerina and Director known for her musicality and flair has died See More
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  • The Stalls The Gods and In-Between

    Take a look inside theatre auditoriums across the country - and the world See More
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  • 260th Anniversary of Mozart's birth

    Operas, Ballets, Portraits and Scores - view our collections See More
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  • Spotlight on Katherine Dunham

    from the Roger Wood / Royal Opera House Collection See More
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  • Stunning Ballet Photography

    including Sergei Polunin, Tamara Rojo, Leanne Benjamin, Carlos Acosta and many more See More
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  • The University Of Bristol Theatre Collection

    ArenaPAL represents the second largest theatre image archive in the world See More
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  • Royal Opera House Collection

    ArenaPAL represents the archives of Royal Opera House See More
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  • The Faces of Shakespeare

    Principles, characters and themes - we have it all! See More
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  • Jazz Portrait and Performance Imagery

    Classic, Smooth, Contemporary, Avant Garde - and everything in between See More
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  • Problems finding the perfect illustration?

    Talk to one of our picture experts on +442074038542 See More
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About Us

ArenaPAL is the UK's largest specialist image library for the performing arts. We have thousands of exclusive and hard to find images dating back over a hundred years of theatre, opera, dance and music.


Picture Research

ArenaPAL offers free specialist searches by experienced and knowledgeable picture researchers, providing you with instant access not only to our online library but a further 3 million images across our entire collection including UK and International archives plus an extensive collection of unscanned material.

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Features & Ideas

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The Many Faces of Judi Dench

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Evolution of the Theatre Poster

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