Le Miserables

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables - From Page to Stage

Dates: 18 Jul 2014 - 9 Nov 2014

Address: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone: 03 8664 7099  

Email: inquiries@slv.vic.gov.au
Web: victorhugoexhibition.com.au/

Take a journey from the 19th-century Paris of Victor Hugo's novel, Les Misérables to today's blockbuster stage musical at the Sate Library of Victoria.

Featuring rare items from the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Maison de Victor Hugo, Musée Rodin, Cameron Mackintosh Archive and others, this exhibition is a world-first insight into the most popular French story of all time.

Exclusive to the State Library of Victoria, the exhibition takes you on a themed, multi-sensory exploration of:

- Original drawings and watercolours by Victor Hugo
- Rare scripts, scores, designs and posters from the 1985 Royal Shakespeare Company production
- Original costumes and designs from the cinematic portrayals of Les Misérables - including the 2012 film starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman
- An entire gallery, including interactive displays, dedicated to the current Melbourne stage musical, giving visitors the chance to dress up and take centre stage.

Opening in July 2014, to coincide with the arrival of Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Les Misérables in Melbourne, this collection of iconic rarities is not to be missed.

Content: State Library of Victoria


This is a free event.

Local directions

Keith Murdoch Gallery


  • Access without assistance for the disabled

Opening hours

Thursday evening extended hours; exhibition open until 9pm

How to get here