Tue 20 Sep - Sat 1 Oct 2022


Tuesday 20 September - Saturday 1 October


7.45pm (plus 3pm Saturday Matinees)


£17 (£14 concessions)

Running Time

70 mins

Age Guidance

16 +

Content Warning: Lighting & Haze

This production contains the kinds of lighting and special effects you would find in a nightclub; this may include roving, rhythmic flashing, scanning and haze.


Theatre & Performance


Oxford House
Derbyshire Street
Bethnal Green
London E2 6HG

and in that moment, in that space, I felt like I arrived. I was amongst my own and it was... amazing


"Groove is a life-affirming gem" - BroadwayWorld

Based on the real stories and testimonies of LGBTQ+ people across generations, GROOVE is a brand new performance exploring the dance floor as a place of protest, identity, belonging and desire, embracing what it means to be queer, then, now, and in the future.

Created by the critically acclaimed OUTBOX - whose work blurs boundaries, disrupts, challenges and delights – GROOVE features a fierce and mighty cast of intergenerational dancers and actors moving to the pulsing music and shimmering lights.

Experience the mesmerising lasers and video, combined with the rhythm of era-defining and defying original beats, shapeshifting you through time and across decades. Prepare to leave it all on the dance floor… get ready to GROOVE.

"joyous, creative and inclusive" - The Stage

Stick around for post-show events on:
Fri 23 Sept - Queer Salsa
Fri 30 Sept - DJ Set, Yvonne Taylor & Malika Green

(FREE with your ticket)


To offer the full GROOVE experience, Shoreditch Town Hall and OUTBOX are taking over a special space within Oxford House in Bethnal Green.


Please note: The seating layout for this performance uses tiered benches with some seats with backs available and wheelchair access. If you have specific seating needs please do be in touch via info@shoreditchtownhall.com or call 020 7739 6176


Outbox Theatre are working with The Difference Engine to provide captioning for their production of GROOVE. The Difference Engine enables audiences to receive captions on their own mobile devices via a free app or browser. More information on using The Difference Engine can be found here.

Captioning can be provided at any performance of GROOVE, subject to audience request. Please do get in touch with info@shoreditchtownhall.com if you would like captioning to be activated at the performance you are attending.


All performances of GROOVE are in relaxed conditions. This means that:

  • You are free to move around, make noise and come and go during the show.
  • Latecomers are admitted to every performance.
  • There are ear defenders available. Please note that this is not a sensory-adapted performance, and light and sound effects have not been changed.
  • A break out space will be provided for guests who may need time away from the performance space.


The performance of GROOVE on Saturday 24 September at 3pm will be presented with a reduced capacity. This means audience members will be able to sit far apart from one another, allowing for more space between individuals and groups. We ask that audiences wear a face covering during this performance.


The performance of GROOVE on Saturday 1 October at 3pm will be Audio Described. If you would like to book tickets for this show you can call us on 020 7739 6176 or book as usual, and get in touch to let us know using the same number, or drop us an email via info@shoreditchtownhall.com.

Ahead of this performance, there will be a FREE touch tour at 1.45pm describing the set, props and characters for visually impaired audiences. You can book this online when you book your GROOVE ticket, or use the same contact details above to get in touch.

Praise for OUTBOX's And The Rest of Me Floats:

"Frankly, just f***ing brilliant" - Time Out

"A joy for anyone to experience" - The Guardian

"Bold and beautifully constructed exploration of gender diversity" - The Stage 

Supported by National Lottery Reaching Community, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Arts Council England.

Covid-19 Safety Measures

We will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of everyone in the building. Whilst at the Town Hall you must abide by all Covid-19 Safety Measures in place, which you can find here.

Cast and Crew


Fraser Buchanan
Lavinia Co-Op
A. de Castro
Sky Frances
Jacob Seelochan
Kim Tatum


Director: Ben Buratta
Producer: Lexi Clare
Movement Direction: Aiden Crawford
Video and Lighting Design: Cecil Fenn
Associate Artist and Participation Lead: Barry Fitzgerald
Composition and Sound Design: Dominic Kennedy
Set and Costume Design: Rūta Irbīte
Assistant Director: Amber Ruby
Technical Stage Manager and Production Manager: Chaz Webb
Company Stage Manager and Associate Production Manager: Bill Willden

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