• 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.

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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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