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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Exhibition

Showcasing puppets and props, this free exhibition brings the craft of the production to life.

Image from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Exhibition

From Friday 23 August - Friday 6 September, Mezzanine Gallery

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Jim Henson’s beloved 1982 movie with a brand new, epic adventure series from Netflix, set before the events of the iconic movie. Alongside a selection of workshops and screenings, this immersive exhibition showcases puppets and props among the stunning sets. This experience brings to life the craft behind the production – transporting you into, and behind the scenes of, the world of Thra.

Tickets are free but we recommend booking. Entry is currently groups of up to 20 every ten minutes.

Opening times
23 - 31 Aug: 11am - 7pm - BOOK TICKETS
1st - 6th Sept: 12pm - 8pm - BOOK TICKETS

See our exclusive BFI Members’ preview screening of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.


How do I find the exhibition?
The Exhibition is at the BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XT.
The Exhibition entrance is located in the Foyer, access to this space is via Theatre Avenue.
BFI staff will be on hand at all times should you need assistance locating the exhibition.

Is the exhibition accessible to all?
Yes, please find access information for the BFI Southbank here.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There is no age restriction on exhibition entry but parents should be aware that some characters may be a little scary for younger visitors!
Children must be supervised at all times.

Will I be able to access the exhibition without a ticket?
You will only be able to access the full exhibition during opening hours (11am - 7pm).
Though some tickets may be available on the day we would advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Will you be hosting any special events?
Yes, we will be screening the 'making of' documentary on select days during the exhibition.
Please Note: Separate tickets will be required to attend these screenings.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
By car
Parking is available under the National Theatre (offer Upper Ground), under the Hayward Gallery or in front of the Shell Centre.
Please note that the both the Congestion Charge and ULEZ charge apply.
By train or tube
The nearest stations are Waterloo (South Bank exit), Embankment and Charing Cross (cross Hungerford Bridge to reach the South Bank).
By bus
Routes 1, 4*, 26, 68, 76, 77, 139*, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243*, 341, 381, 507*, 521*.
*There is limited service on these routes. Please visit tfl.gov.uk for up-to-date information.


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