Previously at the ICA - Events

LIFT at the ICA


24 Jun 201018 Jul 2010

The heartbeat of the festival, LIFT Club is the social hub for artists and audiences of LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) presenting a creative cocktail of talks, events, cabaret and club nights at the ICA.

Join us for our debates programme every Thursday afternoon at 3.30pm. We’ll be inviting speakers to discuss epic and intimate performance, local activism and anti-globalisation, theatre from the Arab world and the effect of social media on theatre.

Our post-performance cabaret and club nights take place on Fridays and Saturday nights in the ICA bar, with brilliant acts such as Bourgeois & Maurice ensuring the relaxed atmosphere takes a more ribald turn after dark.

At a Glance:

The LIFT Debates

  • Thursday 24 June, 3.30-5.30pm: The Digital Democracy
    An investigation into what theatre producers can learn from social media and user-generated content. Chaired by Mark Ball (LIFT).
  • Thursday 1 July, 3.30-5.30pm: The Epic and the Intimate
    An analysis of the collective power of theatre in an era in which so much culture is absorbed alone by individuals. Chaired by Lyn Gardner (The Guardian).
  • Thursday 8 July,  3.30-5.30pm: The Climate for Theatre
    What theatre-makers can learn from the models of local activism practiced by the anti-globalisation movement. In association with Artsadmin, chaired by Chris Smith (ex DCMS; Environment Agency).
  • Thursday 15 July, 3.30-5.30pm: Theatre from the Arab World
    The role theatre can play in building bridges and generating greater understanding between different cultures. Chaired by Deborah Shaw (RSC).

Special Events

Cabaret and Club Nights

* Tickets are on sale now for Hide & Seek Weekender Party, all other dates are free entry


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