19th May 2019

Curious Arts Curate London Curious


From £15

Performance Times

Sunday 19th May from 12pm-6.30pm

Running Time

First event is at Noon, with the last event finishing at approx 6.30pm.

Age Limit 10+

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The Directors of the Curious Arts Festival are delighted to announce the inaugural LONDON CURIOUS, a day of city-centred events based out of the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

LONDON CURIOUS will be a fully-fledged, immersive festival experience in the heart of the city. Curated by writer, reviewer and London Routemaster bus historian TRAVIS ELBOROUGH the event will feature a host of London luminaries, including: tales from the writer, filmmaker and doyen of occultist psychogeography IAIN SINCLAIR; author, broadcaster and recovering Style Guru PETER YORK will be taking us metaphorically underground on the Piccadilly Line; the legendary social historian DAN CRUIKSHANK will be riffing on London as “Sin City”; and author, historian and TV presenter KATE WILLIAMS will open the doors to “Royal London.”

Expect riverine insights from TED SANDLING, London’s most famous mud-larker. PATRICE LAURENCE will host a discussion on writing about London. STEFAN DICKERS, archivist at the Bishopsgate Institute, will “show and tell” urban artefacts, from Suffragette sashes to early S & M phone cards. There will be intimate theatre land walks by City Trails, traditional London street cries and costermonger songs from THE CHAPS CHOIR, and the fabulous and fiery duo BETH COATES & ELIZABETH FOLEY will introduce us to a cast of London heroines from Boudicca to Rosalind Franklin and Yonng People's Laureate of London, MOMTAZA MEHRI willbe performing her unique verses.

From the underground and the underbelly to the grand and the glorious, from the revelatory to the rumbustious, LONDON CURIOUS promises a unique perspective on our great city. With events, talks, and walks between 12-6.30pm, one ticket buys a full day of exceptional city-Curious events. Join Us!

Presented in association with Fane Productions as part of the ‘Sunday Encounters at the Haymarket’ season.

Ticket Prices

Box Office

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NO BOOKING FEE                                                                                                    

Stalls - £65, £49.50

Royal Circle - £65, £49.50, £45*

Upper Circle - £35, £35*, £15**

Gallery - £20***

Premium Stalls & Royal Circle - £75

A restoration levy of £1.50 is included in these prices.

Please note there are 65 steps to the Upper Circle & Gallery.

*Limited View
** Restricted View – only available to buy in person
*** Patrons in the Gallery should be aware that seating is on cushioned wooden benches

General Information

Patrons requiring access into the theatre, wheelchair spaces and the Access rate please contact the box office on 020 7930 8800. Monday to Saturday 10am to 7.30pm

General Information
No exchange or refund on purchased tickets.

Book By Phone: 020 7930 8800 – 24 hours

Mon-Sat 10am-7.45pm calls to this number are answered by the Theatre directly.

If you would like to use SOLT Theatre Tokens as payment/part payment please either call us on 020 7930 8800 (10am-7.30pm Mon-Sat) or just pop in.

In person: Monday to Saturday 10am-7.30pm. Bookings for future dates stop at 6.30pm.

Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT

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