• Classical Music

    From Orchestras to composers and classical music stars - we have it all! See More
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  • Comedy

    From classic act Morecambe and Wise to musical stand up Tim Minchin 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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  • All the Fun of the Fair

    See our circus images from vintage knife throwers to modern day jugglers 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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  • Royal Opera House Collection

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

    2016 commemorates 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare See More
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  • Stunning Ballet Photography

    including Sergei Polunin, Tamara Rojo, Leanne Benjamin, Carlos Acosta, Tetsuya Kumakawa and many more See More
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  • Theatre Illustrations

    Collection of illustrations of costumes, programmes and stage designs for ballets, operas and plays 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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