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From multi-sensory experiences and pioneering exhibitions to world-renowned theatrical performances, Britain’s cultural offering has plenty to capture the imagination. Whether you want to see what all the fuss is about at the world’s longest-running show, or take in something brand new, here’s the exhibitions and shows set to take centre stage in 2023.

The wow-factor

Must-see exhibitions

06 Apr – 24 Sep. Unlock the stories of the Rossetti generation, taking in the Pre-Raphaelite years and beyond.

Visit The Rossettis exhibition
The Rossettis at Tate Britain -Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Paolo and Francesca da Rimini
The Rossettis, Tate Britain

26 Apr – 20 Aug. A celebration of Turner prize-nominated artist and filmmaker, Isaac Julien lands at Tate Britain.

Discover Isaac Julien at Tate Britain
Isaac Julien at Tate Britain
Isaac Julien, Tate Britain

20 Apr – 3 Sep. A fusion of abstract art and the natural world, two modern artists are brought together for this unique exhibition.

Discover Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian
Hilma af Klint, Tate Modern
Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian, Tate Modern

14 Jun 2023 – 28 Jan 2024. Celebrating paintings and photography through the past 80 years, Tate Modern presents Capturing the moment.

Get into the moment at the Tate Modern
Two Candles / Zwei Kerzen by Gerhard Richter
Capturing the moment, Tate Modern

Until 4 June 2023. Immerse yourself in Dark Waters as JMW Turner’s seascape works come together with an environmental soundscape created by Lamin Fofana.

Discover Dark Waters in Liverpool
Stormy Sea with Dolphins 231 Turner Fofana Tate Liverpool Sam Day
JMW Turner with Lamin Fofana: Dark Waters

28 Sept 2023 – 14 Jan 2024. Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery hosts the presentation of the Turner Prize 2023, showcasing works from four shortlisted artists.

Uncover the leading prize for contemporary art
Towner Eastbourne by Marc Atkins
Turner Prize 2023, Towner Eastbourne

From 1 Apr. Uncover the story behind the unique design of iconic Scottish fabric Tartan at Dundee’s V&A

Discover more about Tartan
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Tartan, V&A Dundee

Until 4 June. Step into 500 years of art, photography, ceramics and film at Rules of Art?, an exhibition of those who challenge artistic concepts.

Find out more about The Rules of Art?
1. Clementine Schneidermann and Charlotte James - Its Called Fashion (Look It Up) Merthyr (2016) The Rules of Art
The Rules of Art?, National Museum Cardiff

24 June 2023 – 7 Apr 2024. A homage to the power of creativity, this celebration of performers and megastars explores what it means to be a diva.

Discover DIVA at the V&A
Diva Exhibition, V & A _ Whitney Houston performing at Wembley Arena London UK 5 May 1988. Photo David Corio (1) (1)
DIVA, V&A London

From 2023. As part of an expansive project, Inspiring People is transforming London’s National Portrait Gallery.

Discover more about Inspiring People
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Inspiring People, National Portrait Gallery

Until 17 Sept. Exploring the history of expression, discover an exhibition which dives into the relationship between artists and their influences.

Open the cover to poetry and politics
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Artists making books: poetry to politics

30 Nov 2022 – 07 Jan 2024. London’s Science Museum shines a light on the global COVID-19 pandemic and the race to create a vaccine.

Visit the Science Museum
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Injecting Hope: The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Explore the golden world of modernist Gustav Klimt in this all immersive experience

Discover more about Klimt: The Immersive Experience
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Klimt: The Immersive Experience

Immerse yourself into the world of one of the leading children’s authors, Beatrix Potter.

Visit the Beatrix Potter exhibition
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature

Looking at the cycle of life is this huge installation by artist Hew Locke held at Britain’s original Tate, Tate Britain

Find out more about Hew Locke’s Procession at the Tate Modern
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Hew Locke’s Procession, Tate Britain

Explore these delicate plaster sculptures based on nature in this exhibition by Prague-born Slovak artist, Maria Bartuszová

Find out more about about Surrealism Beyond Borders
Untitled 1985. Tate Presented by the Estate of Maria Bartuszova and Alison Jacques Gallery 2018. The Archive of Maria Bartuszova Kosice
Maria Bartuszová, Tate Modern

See works that explore Liverpool’s past and present in this free exhibition, Journeys Through Tate Collection

Find out more about Liverpool’s Journeys through the Tate Collection
A group of people looking at Anish Kapoor's As if to Celebrate, I Discovered a Mountain Blooming with Red Flowers 1981, on display at Tate Liverpool
Journeys through the Tate, Tate Liverpool

Discover 100 years of artists celebrating West Cornwall, from greats like Barbara Hepworth to Alfred Wallis.

Find out more about Cornwall’s art at Tate St Ives
Casablanca Art School
Tate St Ives - from Hepworth to Wallis

06 Apr – 24 Sep. Unlock the stories of the Rossetti generation, taking in the Pre-Raphaelite years and beyond.

Visit The Rossettis exhibition
The Rossettis at Tate Britain -Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Paolo and Francesca da Rimini
The Rossettis, Tate Britain

26 Apr – 20 Aug. A celebration of Turner prize-nominated artist and filmmaker, Isaac Julien lands at Tate Britain.

Discover Isaac Julien at Tate Britain
Isaac Julien at Tate Britain
Isaac Julien, Tate Britain

20 Apr – 3 Sep. A fusion of abstract art and the natural world, two modern artists are brought together for this unique exhibition.

Discover Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian
Hilma af Klint, Tate Modern
Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian, Tate Modern

14 Jun 2023 – 28 Jan 2024. Celebrating paintings and photography through the past 80 years, Tate Modern presents Capturing the moment.

Get into the moment at the Tate Modern
Two Candles / Zwei Kerzen by Gerhard Richter
Capturing the moment, Tate Modern

Until 4 June 2023. Immerse yourself in Dark Waters as JMW Turner’s seascape works come together with an environmental soundscape created by Lamin Fofana.

Discover Dark Waters in Liverpool
Stormy Sea with Dolphins 231 Turner Fofana Tate Liverpool Sam Day
JMW Turner with Lamin Fofana: Dark Waters

28 Sept 2023 – 14 Jan 2024. Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery hosts the presentation of the Turner Prize 2023, showcasing works from four shortlisted artists.

Uncover the leading prize for contemporary art
Towner Eastbourne by Marc Atkins
Turner Prize 2023, Towner Eastbourne

From 1 Apr. Uncover the story behind the unique design of iconic Scottish fabric Tartan at Dundee’s V&A

Discover more about Tartan
IMG_3017 landscape Cheddar Gorgeous in a suit designed by Liquorice Black_ 2017 copy
Tartan, V&A Dundee

Until 4 June. Step into 500 years of art, photography, ceramics and film at Rules of Art?, an exhibition of those who challenge artistic concepts.

Find out more about The Rules of Art?
1. Clementine Schneidermann and Charlotte James - Its Called Fashion (Look It Up) Merthyr (2016) The Rules of Art
The Rules of Art?, National Museum Cardiff

24 June 2023 – 7 Apr 2024. A homage to the power of creativity, this celebration of performers and megastars explores what it means to be a diva.

Discover DIVA at the V&A
Diva Exhibition, V & A _ Whitney Houston performing at Wembley Arena London UK 5 May 1988. Photo David Corio (1) (1)
DIVA, V&A London

From 2023. As part of an expansive project, Inspiring People is transforming London’s National Portrait Gallery.

Discover more about Inspiring People
Awaiting image
Inspiring People, National Portrait Gallery

Until 17 Sept. Exploring the history of expression, discover an exhibition which dives into the relationship between artists and their influences.

Open the cover to poetry and politics
Awaiting image
Artists making books: poetry to politics

30 Nov 2022 – 07 Jan 2024. London’s Science Museum shines a light on the global COVID-19 pandemic and the race to create a vaccine.

Visit the Science Museum
Awaiting image
Injecting Hope: The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Explore the golden world of modernist Gustav Klimt in this all immersive experience

Discover more about Klimt: The Immersive Experience
DCXP website use ONLY_Fever up portrait_438346-KlimtImmersiveExperienceEdit_04-5ced5a-original-1659542096 copy
Klimt: The Immersive Experience

Immerse yourself into the world of one of the leading children’s authors, Beatrix Potter.

Visit the Beatrix Potter exhibition
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature

Looking at the cycle of life is this huge installation by artist Hew Locke held at Britain’s original Tate, Tate Britain

Find out more about Hew Locke’s Procession at the Tate Modern
Hew_Locke_TB_Commission_47
Hew Locke’s Procession, Tate Britain

Explore these delicate plaster sculptures based on nature in this exhibition by Prague-born Slovak artist, Maria Bartuszová

Find out more about about Surrealism Beyond Borders
Untitled 1985. Tate Presented by the Estate of Maria Bartuszova and Alison Jacques Gallery 2018. The Archive of Maria Bartuszova Kosice
Maria Bartuszová, Tate Modern

See works that explore Liverpool’s past and present in this free exhibition, Journeys Through Tate Collection

Find out more about Liverpool’s Journeys through the Tate Collection
A group of people looking at Anish Kapoor's As if to Celebrate, I Discovered a Mountain Blooming with Red Flowers 1981, on display at Tate Liverpool
Journeys through the Tate, Tate Liverpool

Discover 100 years of artists celebrating West Cornwall, from greats like Barbara Hepworth to Alfred Wallis.

Find out more about Cornwall’s art at Tate St Ives
Casablanca Art School
Tate St Ives - from Hepworth to Wallis

Ones to watch for 2023

From Feb. Manchester Museum is being transformed in 2023 with the addition of new galleries and exhibition spaces.

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From 2023. Four new gallery spaces are launching in the V&A’s Photography Centre, including an interactive gallery which delves into the world of cameras.

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10 June – 17 Sept. The UK’s largest international festival of modern visual art takes over Liverpool again in 2023.

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Unmissable theatre shows in 2023

8 Jul – 12 Aug. Miss Saigon takes centre stage at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

Miss Saigon title

24 Jan – 20 May. Winner of the 2022 Tony Award for Best Play, The Lehman Trilogy makes a return to London.

An advertisement for the Lehman Trilogy, on show at the National Theatre

3 Mar – 2 Sep. It’s a musical classic – big city gamblers, glamourous show girls and complex love stories.

A poster for Guys and Dolls, a show on at The Bridge Theatre

16 Feb – 2 Sep. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning revival, Oklahoma! prances its way into the West End.

A poster for Oklahoma, a show at the Wyndham Theatre

Running until Dec 2023. Transport yourself to 1930s Berlin at London’s The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre for an electrifying tale of survival, love and war.

A poster for Cabaret, a show at the Playhouse Theatre

4 Mar – 21 May. The West End’s Garrick Theatre welcomes the tale of two-small town kids and their thrilling adventure of love and fearlessness.

A poster for Bonnie and Clyde, a show at The Garrick Theatre

Showing Mon – Sat. Get into the iconic murder mystery at London’s St Martin’s Theatre – can you decipher who the killer is?

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Tickets until Oct 2023. Renowned as the West End’s longest running musical, catch Cameron Mackintosh’s commended show at London’s Sondheim Theatre.

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Britain’s touring shows

Running until 20 May 2023. Immerse yourself in this bold comedic adaption of Jane Austen’s iconic story of love, men, reputation and wealth.

Pride And Prejudice (Sort of) (2)

Running until 1 Apr 2023. Following success during a residency at the West End’s London Coliseum, My Fair Lady hits the road on a UK Tour.

My Fair Lady CREDIT MARC BRENNER

Running until 23 Apr 2023. Follow the lives of the Jersey Boys, four blue-collar boys who find fame and success as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, a 60s swinging band.

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