Home Theatre: International Symposium Free

Home Theatre: International Symposium Free

Join us for a special one-day symposium exploring the growing international interest in performing in people’s homes. This event will provide the opportunity to hear a range of case studies from brilliant speakers from the UK and abroad, as well as offering the chance for lively discussions with panel members and delegates. 

This free symposium is open to all and will be of particular interest to anyone who would like to know more about working in this way and to those working in the fields of community engagement, arts participation and audience development. The occasion is an opportunity for peer to peer learning, as well as a platform for networking and future collaboration.

Generously supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the symposium follows our second Home Theatre (UK) project in London on Saturday 17th October.  The event will see 30 new, one person shows, performed in 30 homes across London.  Half of those taking part have never experienced theatre before.


Please join us for the morning, afternoon or all day

10am – 1pm - A range of case studies from across the UK and from Palestine and Q&A

2pm – 4.30pm - Chance to hear about Home Theatre in London, Birmingham and South Africa; Followed by a collective discussion between about how this way of working can be taken further and developed

Afterwards - Our bar will be open if you would like stay and informally continue the conversation


Speakers will consider the artistic and political motivations behind performing in people’s homes and examine this way of working.
They will include:
Cora Bissett Olivier award winning director of Roadkill
Simon Sharkey Associate Director at National Theatre of Scotland
Dr John Gibb from University of Reading will speak about the digital layer of Home Theatre (UK)
Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival from Palestine
Mathilde Lopez Director discussing her works at National Theatre Wales
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Aubrey Sekhabi Artistic Director of South African State Theatre
Marcus Faustini Festival Internacional de Cenas em Casa, who initially developed the Home Theatre model in Rio de Janeiro

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