Experience cutting-edge research from one of the world’s leading universities, brought to life onstage by artists, dancers, opera singers and stand-up comedians.
UCL Culture presents 11 shows at the Bloomsbury Theatre and Grant Museum of Zoology as part of ‘Performance Lab’, in which artists, researchers and students explore how live performance can animate research – and how research can inspire art.
Tickets from free – £10. Click the links below to find out more and book.
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At the Bloomsbury Theatre:
Experimenting with Art & Research
A free symposium on how performance can animate research – and how research can inspire art
The Science of Laughter
With neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott plus comedians Tim Key, Maawan Rizwan and Stuart Goldsmith
The Tsar Wants His Photograph Taken
Researchers from UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies shed new light on this comic opera set in 1914
The world’s only improvising opera company reveals the untold stories of objects from UCL museums
Lecture on Performance
Professor of Philosophy Dr Tom Stern and theatre director Gregory Thompson untangle tragedy and catharsis
Deconstructing the Dream
15 + 16 May
A Shakespeare performance like no other, with new technology that shows what’s happening in the actors’ brains
Acoustic Cities: London and Beirut
Artists and scholars from Lebanon and the UK present a free evening of soundscapes inspired by the city
A chance to discuss the relationship between music and the city followed by a live performance
Man & God
An original musical about the birth of colour photography taking in Gershwin, Einstein and Hitler
Every Body is an Archive
Artist Liz Orton explores medical imaging technologies to see the body as a new kind of archive
6 + 7 June (Grant Museum of Zoology)
A wild encounter with internationally threatened animals, devised by artist Tom Bailey with UCL researchers
Image: Locus developed by Amanda Simo Rodriguez and Anthos Venizelos with dancer Saloni Saraf. Bloomsbury Theatre 2019 © Belinda Lawley
KQ Private View: ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ at the Wellcome Collection
KQ Private Tour: Central Saint Martins Degree Show 2019 Part 1 (Art)
Catch your breath at the Royal College of Physicians