Open house

2014 - 2015 | Directed by Orit Azaz, Open House is an immersive, ever-evolving large-scale circus theatre installation where anything can happen and everything becomes an excuse for performance and play.

Flowing through the town, setting up in a city square, unfolding washing lines, flags, umbrellas and piles of bric-a-brac, there is no big top but a colony of musicians and circus performers exploding out of caravans - a joyous menagerie of circus chaos setting the town alive.

Building on the open hearted approach to collaboration with local communities of Parklife, and the thrilling, large scale circus theatre of Barricade, Open House is a daytime experience for public spaces, activating the city centre, high street or park for an hour, a day, a weekend or a week and transforming it into a circus village, where passers-by become spectators, communities become spectacle and everyone feels part of the story. 

Past Show Dates

Here’s a list of where and when this show toured.

2014

John Street, Cardiff
24 May 2014

Northbrook Street, Newbury
14 - 15 June 2014

Green Man Festival, Crickhowell
15 - 17 August 2014

Appetite, Stoke-on-Trent
23 & 24 August 2014

Exeter, Town Centre
31 August 2014

Queens Gardens, Hull Freedom Festival
6 & 7 September 2014

2015

Newbury, The Corn Exchange
13 June 2015

Doncaster, Right Up Our Street
20 & 21 June 2015

Wolverhampton, Creative Black Country
11 & 12 July 2015

Walsall, Creative Black Country
25 & 26 July

Barking & Dagenham, Creative Barking & Dagenham
1 & 2 August 2015

Stratford (London), Stratford Circus
7 - 9 August 2015

Sandwell, Creative Black Country
15 & 16 August 2015

Leicester, Leicester Festivals & Events
22 & 23 August 2015

Peterborough, Viva City
5 & 6 September 2015

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