Mon 4 - Fri 22 June 2018


Monday 4 - Wednesday 6 June


Thursday 7 - Friday 22 June


7pm & 9.15pm
4.45pm (Fri 15 June only)


£15 - £20

Running time

1hr 30mins (no interval)


Theatre & Performance

Age guidance



The Ditch


On 28 April 1916, five days into the Easter Rising, 15 civilian men were killed in house-to-house raids by British soldiers on a single Dublin street. An intense, immersive blend of theatre, dance and visual art by David Bolger, Owen Boss and Louise Lowe, and part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, These Rooms tells two stories: those of the civilians who were victims of and witnesses to the North King Street Massacre, and those of the men of the South Staffordshire Regiment who committed this act - their identities largely anonymous, their actions controversially exonerated at a military enquiry.

Created by two of Ireland's most original companies, These Rooms received unanimous critical acclaim when it was first presented in a dilapidated Dublin building in 2016 as part of the centenary commemorations of the Easter Rising. Wholly reimagined for its London run, this riveting work sheds new light on a pivotal moment in British-Irish relations.

These Rooms is accompanied by Beyond These Rooms, an installation touring the UK in 2018.


For more information on These Rooms, visit

Teaser Shots
Further information
Additional Programming
Accessible Performances

Please note that These Rooms is a promenade production across a number of spaces at Shoreditch Town Hall.

If you have any specific access requirements please let our Front of House team know in advance by calling 020 7739 6176 or emailing

Audiences should be aware that this production may contain:

Guns & bladed weapons
Startling theatrical effects
Smoking (herbal cigarettes)
Strobe & flashing lights
Loud noises & sound effects
Low lighting
Uneven flooring/surfaces underfoot
Small spaces

Due to the nature of this performance, latecomers will not be admitted.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of this information in advance of your visit, please do not hesitate to call us on 020 7739 6176.

These Rooms In Conversation

There will be a Q&A session at 8.30pm on Wednesday 20 June. Ticket holders for both performances that day are welcome to attend.

There will be a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performance on Saturday 16 June, 2.30pm.

If you have specific access requirements, please ring Reception on 020 7739 6176 or email before making your booking. Our team are here to ensure that your visit is as easy and enjoyable as possible and will be happy to discuss any requirements you may have.

Co-commissioned by LIFT, Shoreditch Town Hall and 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, and by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain.

Lead image: ANU & CoisCéim Dance Theatre: Justine Cooper in These Rooms 2016. Photo by Pat Redmond

Teaser shots: ANU & CoisCéim Dance Theatre: Niamh McCann, Justine Cooper & Robbie O'Connor in THESE ROOMS by David Bolger, Owen Boss, Louise Lowe. Photo by Hugo Glendinning

The Stage
Whats On Stage
The Irish Times
The Sunday Business Post
The Financial Times

"immersive theatre at its unrelenting best."

"Living history in the truest sense...unforgettable"

"Thrillingly immersive… a haunting experience" (on the 2016 production)

‘"Spellbinding… truly transformative" (on the 2016 production)

"Superb" (on the 2016 production)


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