Happy New Year Folks! We hope you’re heading into 2024 feeling fresh and ready for another year. Also feeling fresh (hopefully) are this month’s #FriendsAtSTH – read on for a full low-down of the wonderful people swinging by our building with shows, rehearsals, sharings and more.
Theatre Re: The Art of Details Workshop
8 – 12 January
Spend a week with Theatre Re, and focus on why and how the tiniest choices and smallest details play a key part in the way they develop their shows. You can book on our website by clicking here.
Ad Infinitum: Last Rites
24 – 27 January
Combining striking visual and physical storytelling with dynamic projection and a resonant soundtrack, internationally acclaimed theatre makers Ramesh Meyyappan and George Mann collaborate for the first time to create an epic non-verbal solo show. One man has twenty-four hours to perform his father’s funeral rites in this stunning new performance celebrating the transformative power of grief and ritual. You can find out more by clicking here.
Plus there’s more MimeLondon in February, click here for more.
Dance your heart out
Town Hall Tea Dance
The Shoreditch Town Hall classic is here to keep you cosy this winter with a cuppa, biscuits and a chance to relive those Tea Dance memories in our magnificent Assembly Hall. New dancers, group parties and all ages are welcome, and a Beginners’ Dance Class led by former world champion, Raymond Root takes place before every dance. Presented by Shoreditch Town Hall, you can book on our website here.
Supporting the wider artistic community
Our Made in Shoreditch: Artist Workspace initiative continues this month as we support artist development and the creation of new live performance. You can book a desk space for a day or week at a time, benefiting from a dedicated and safe communal working environment, interaction with other artists, and advice sessions with Town Hall staff. Find out more and book a desk here.
Coney: Auditions for 1884
1884 is a new, interactive game-theatre show inspired by the legacy of the 1884 Berlin Conference and the lack of memorialisation of anti-colonial resistance movements. In January 2023, a group of artists, historians and activists came together to learn about the conference and co-create an interactive experience in response to it. 1884 is the result. Taking place in a fictionalised modern scenario, the show takes audience members through the dynamics of the conference. The piece explores the consequences and memories of the people who were left outside of the room, and the ways in which anti-colonial resistance movements are excluded from public history. To find out more about Coney click here.
ThisEgg : Residency
15 – 19 & 22 – 26 January
We don’t talk about money. Let’s try to. This will be a period of R&D for a show probably about greed, politics, ethics, fairness, the patriarchy, colonialism, worth, equality, justice and power. ThisEgg are going to be doing some thinking and dancing and singing and making and dreaming and hoping and chatting around how money shapes us. Find out more on their website by clicking here.
Theatre Re: The Nature of Forgetting Rehearsals
15 – 19 January
The Nature of Forgetting is a touching show surrounding the question: what is left when memory is gone? STH regulars Theatre Re are in the building again to rehearse this beloved performance ahead of upcoming shows in 2024. To find out more about the piece click here.
Clod Ensemble: Catalyser Workshop
Clod Ensemble‘s annual skills and professional development programme Catalyser returns for 2024! Join them for a free taster workshop at STH on the 4th of Jan. Catalyser is a free skills and professional development programme for creative young people. The programme welcomes people from all backgrounds and artistic disciplines. Find out more and book on their website here.
Marawa’s Majorettes make everyone fall in love with hooping! They’ve become a leading fitness team and international performance troupe, teaching the world to hoop as they go. Every week we support the Majorettes in giving them space to rehearse at Shoreditch Town Hall. Find out more about them by clicking here.