• Modern Dance

    Rejecting the strict rules of classical ballet, modern dance focuses on the expression of inner feelings See More
    © (ARP1362529)

  • The John Vickers Archive

    Classic 1940s/50s/60 theatre portraits and stage imagery See More
    © (ARP1361045)

  • Royal Opera House Collection

    ArenaPAL represents the archives of Royal Opera House See More
    © (ARP1368251)

  • Jazz Portrait and Performance Imagery

    Classic, Smooth, Contemporary, Avant Garde - and everything in between See More
    © (ARPULLSULLS01138230)

  • The Faces of Shakespeare

    Principles, characters and themes - we have it all! See More
    © (ARP1306355)

  • Stunning Ballet Portraits

    including Sergei Polunin, Tamara Rojo, Leanne Benjamin, Carlos Acosta and many more See More
    © (ARP1320365)

  • RIA Novosti

    All aspects of Russian performing arts old and new See More
    © (ARP1362215)

  • Venues New and Old

    A huge range of performance arenas old and new plus some that have disappeared altogether See More
    © (ARPULLS00981340)

  • Music and Performance during WWI

    The performing arts played a pivotal role in recruitment, fund-raising, propaganda and morale See More
    © (ARPTOP1304073)

  • Creativity in classical music photography

    Breaking the habits of portraiture See More
    © (ARP1186863)

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

Looking for inspiration? We regularly compile interesting and eye catching visually led stories. 

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The Many Faces of Judi Dench

WWI Front-line Entertainment

Evolution of the Theatre Poster

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