Thu 22 - Sat 24 Oct 2020


Thu 22 - Sat 24 Oct


7pm (Thu & Fri)
2pm (Sat only)


Theatre & Performance


The Ditch


It is with great sadness that Upstart's DARE Festival at Shoreditch Town Hall has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are committed to this excellent festival of new performance and will be working with Upstart over the coming months to find rescheduling opportunities. Please check our social media channels for updates, and thank you for your ongoing support.

DARE Festival is a three-day extravaganza of inventive, unexpected, challenging and ground-breaking new work. 2020 marks its fifth year in Shoreditch Town Hall’s Ditch and will be bigger and better than ever with twelve brand new commissions of artists from across the country.

Curated by critically-acclaimed arts innovators Upstart Theatre, DARE invites submissions from artists working in a wide range of disciplines and brings together performance, installations and panel discussions. It is an opportunity to see new work in its earliest stages and gives artists vital audience feedback which can inform the next stage of a work’s development.


Image: Luca Rutherford's CUTE, DARE Festival 2019. Photo by by Luke Waddington

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