Coming to a show at the Hall this month? Don’t miss the free Music to the Eyes exhibition on display now on the Ground Floor corridor, in conjunction with the Movie Poster Art Gallery!

This exclusive selling collection of all-original and vintage movie posters celebrates the art of film poster design and creativity, and highlights some of most celebrated musical scores composed in the history of cinema, from Jaws and Star Wars (John Williams) to The Godfather (Nino Rota), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Henry Mancini), Taxi Driver (Bernard Herrman), James Bond (John Barry) and many more

Take home your favourite by emailing info@mpag.co.uk or calling +44 (0)20 7637 7441, price on request.

Breakfast at Tiffanies poster, Music to the Eyes exhibition

Often printed on the cheapest paper, with no consideration for longevity, the exhibited posters survived more by chance than design: in old warehouses, empty theatre basements and through the foresight of a few unconventional individuals.

Originally designed to attract the public into theatres, it was recent advances in lithographic poster printing practices which allowed artists to create the colourful hyper sense of reality which give these posters such an exciting look.

Blade Runner, Music to the Eyes exhibition

For variety of style, boldness of design, visual impact, engagement with the imagination, – and sheer enjoyment – there are few art forms that make the same impact as an original vintage movie poster.

Prior to roughly 1990, different countries designed posters in their own styles and formats, resulting in a huge visual diversity that can seen through the Music for the Eyes collection. While you’re walking around the exhibition compare the fantastical monster artwork of Reynold Brown on the huge poster for US B movie The Time Machine with the stylised cutout interpretation by Polish artists Marian Stachurski.

The Return of the Pink Panther, Music to the Eyes exhibition

View the exhibition on our ground-floor Amphi Corridor when you attend a performance at the Hall between 1 October – 8 November 2016, or on the following free open days:
Sunday 9 October: 10am-1pm
Sunday 16 October: 10am-2pm
Saturday 29 October: 10am-4pm: free Guided Tour, starting at 11.55am from the Café Bar
Friday 4 November: 10am-4pm
Saturday 5 November: 10am-4pm
Sunday 6 November: 10am-4pm