Mon 4 - Fri 22 June 2018

£15 - £20

Monday 4 - Wednesday 6 June


Thursday 7 - Friday 22 June


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


£15 - £20

Running time

Approx. 75mins (no interval)


Theatre & Performance


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

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

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

"Superb" (on the 2016 production)

Further information

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.

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

Please note that These Rooms is a promenade production across a number of spaces in The Ditch at Shoreditch Town Hall. If you have any specific access requirements then please let our Front of House team know in advance by calling 020 7739 6176 or emailing


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