• Problems finding the perfect illustration?

    Talk to one of our picture experts on +442074038542 See More
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  • Stunning Dance Photography

    Including works by Kenneth MacMillan, Pina Bausch, Matthew Bourne, Bob Fosse, Akram Khan and many more! 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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  • Royal Academy of Dance

    The history of English ballet revealed - view over 70 years of ballet and dance by GBL Wilson See More
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  • Royal Opera House Collection

    ArenaPAL represents the archives of Royal Opera House 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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  • Boosey and Hawkes Collection

    Classical music, opera and ballet collection - from the infamous music publishers 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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  • Lights, Camera, Action!

    Over 200,000 new film images from Collection Christophel now online! 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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