What happens inside theatres when nothing is happening?
During a visit to Vicenza’ Teatro Olimpico, famed for its illusory street perspectives and sky-painted ceiling, artist Augusto Corrieri came across a lone swallow, flying in circles beneath the theatre’s painted clouds.
Through a playful combination of photographs, news articles, and historical research, this dynamic lecture focuses on the swallow’s aerial revolutions, revealing surprising connections between the flight of the bird and the histories of theatre.
The event marks the paperback launch of In Place of a Show: What Happens Inside Theatres When Nothing Is Happening. (Bloomsbury)
The lecture is followed by a presentation focusing on the presence of non-human entities inside theatres: curtains, seats, walls, doors, animals, plants, insects, dust, air currents, and more.
Guests with Mobility Impairments
Guests who use a wheelchair or experience mobility impairments are asked to call the box office on 01273 678822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can assist you to find the best seat to suit your requirements.
Pay What You Decide
There is an allocation of Pay What You Decide (PWYD) tickets available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Come and see the show without paying anything in advance, and then pay what you think is appropriate at the end of the show. Maximum of four PWYD tickets per person. Please phone the box office on 01273 678822 or email email@example.com for further information.
The Concessions rate is available for students, University of Sussex students, Over 60s, and people in receipt of JSA or DLA/PIP. Proof of eligibility may be required on the door or at the box office (if collecting). Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Box Office Opening Times
The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.
Dates & Times
Thursday 27 September, 20187:30pm