Toynbee Studios

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6AB
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Artsadmin Youth Board

The Artsadmin Youth Board celebrates its 10th birthday with new members and a new multi-disciplinary event. Looking back at the last decade and forward to the next, the evening includes a variety of discussions, performances and surprises. Mentored by Siobhan McGrath, Education Producer, the Artsadmin Youth Board are a…

Thu 16 Nov

Free / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

Bedfellows: Sex Re-Education

Let's talk about sex. Let's sing about sex. Let's write about sex. Let's laugh about sex. Let's cry about sex. Artists Chloe Cooper, Phoebe Davies and Jenny Moore walk through the Bedfellows research project, inviting artists in their roles as activists, parents, choir leaders, sex workers, teachers and more, to take part…

Wed 1 Nov

£5 / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

Decolonise Our Minds & Khidir Collective: Shadowplay

We live here, we survive here, we thrive here. From Bethnal Green to Ladbroke Grove, we live here too. Decolonising Our Minds and Khidir Collective host Shadowplay - a monthly evening of poetry and music by emerging artists in London and beyond. Artists will be performing work wihch responds to the theme of 'We Live Here…

Thu 26 Oct

£8 (£5) / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

Lee Campbell: Curating In The Dark

CURATING IN THE DARK is a performance lecture curated by Dr Lee Campbell which explores the alternative realities created through visual impairment. Lee shares his experience of working with persons with visual impairment, including a recent residency developed through the Open Lab scheme at Barbican Guildhall. Lee's…

Thu 21 Sep

Free / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

London Devised Theatre Intensive

Two-week workshop for theatre makers to share and expand their practice of devising theatre.

Sun 15 Oct

£800–£2000 / 020 7650 2350

  • 07:00

Mon 16 Oct

£800–£2000 / 020 7650 2350

  • 07:00

Tue 17 Oct

£800–£2000 / 020 7650 2350

  • 07:00
…and 10 more dates until 27 Oct

Louise Ashcroft: Unperforming

Unperforming is a haphazard, junk-food tapas of depressingly funny anarcho-hedonistic performance clutter. It might have something to do with click-bait, or those lizards that shed their tail when you try to grab them, or that time we made a vodka sauna, or the list of all the hiding places you're compiling. But you'll…

Wed 13 Sep

£6 / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

Nando Messias: Where 4 Roads Meet - Death And The Sissy

here is to be no wailing at the death of the Sissy. Where 4 Roads Meet: Death and the Sissy marks the culmination of provocative performance-maker Nando Messias' decade-long Sissy trilogy, facing up to the social disappearance of the sissy and the violent fatality that's inherently at stake in the queer condition. The…

Thu 12 Oct

£12 (£10) / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

Peaches Christ, Jinkx Monsoon & Holestar: Hocum Pokem

Something sickening this way comes… And What? Festival presents Hocum Pokem, an unmissable parody of Disney's cult movie Hocus Pocus. Back by popular demand after the sold-out Return to Grey Gardens, US drag royalty Peaches Christ and Jinkx Monsoon are joined by London's fabulous Holestar. This wicked menage a trois is…

Thu 12 Oct

£25 (£20) / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

People Show: An Evening With George Khan

"George's music and compositions inform who we, the People Show, are. One of the thrills of my life as been to be allowed to play with George Nisar Khan." - Mark Long Back by popular demand, Mr George Khan and his team of musical wonders will entertain you with songs, dances and low rumbles. George has been part of the…

Sat 25 Nov

£8 (£6) / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

People Show: On Air

People Show are taking to the airwaves. They are flicking switch, going live and embracing the conventions of radio. They are twisting and contorting the rules for their own delight, filling it with sounds and stories. They promise not to go silent on air for more then 63 seconds. This is the second of a three-night…

Fri 24 Nov

£8 (£6) / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

People Show Presents

A single chair. An open space. One lighting state. Set free by an open brief, ten artists and companies from People Show's vast history are invited to perform a 10-minute original piece. People Show Presents… a host of daring, fresh and original new works. This is first of a three-night People Show takeover at Toynbee…

Thu 23 Nov

£8 (£6) / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

Reverend Billy: Trump Depression Hotline Tour

If you're concerned about a world rife with global advertising, climate change, supermarket domination and all the rampant free marketeering epitomised by the US President, this event is for you. And if you're not, then this really is for you. The Church of Stop Shopping is a New York based secular political religion…

Sat 28 Oct

£1–£100 / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

Sam Curtis: Standard, Ledger and Transom

Often cursed for its ugliness, scaffolding is a temporary support structure that must be infallibly strong without damaging the environment around it. It provides a platform for others to take the stage, inviting teams of specialist workers to inhabit its gangways and like a second skin, protects and enables a pathway for…

Fri 8 Dec

Free / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

Steakhouse Live: Tender Loin #11

Toynbee Studios regulars, Steakhouse Live serve up another portion of their salacious performance offerings. Tender Loin is an opportunity to experience artists testing new live works in a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. With a line-up of cross-genre performance, the evening will feature a selection of artists testing…

Wed 8 Nov

£8 (£6) / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

Tim Bromage: The Museum Of Divergent Realities

"Please feel free to ask any questions during the tour. For a number of reasons there will be questions that cannot be answered, it is however vital that they are asked." A guided tour of a section of the museum's ever-growing collection. Taking place in a variety of locations, Museum demonstrator and current Artsadmin…

Wed 20 Sep

£5 / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

Umama Hamido: On Akka's Shore

J was diagnosed with schizophrenia and has had repeated mental hospital admissions since his early twenties. Coming from a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, he and his rap group sought asylum in the UK in 2013. J is an old friend of Umama's from Lebanon. She met him again in London when he was last sectioned and…

Thu 2 Nov

£8 (£6) / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

Unearthing Elephant

UNEARTHING Elephant is a film by Sarah Butler, Rebecca Davies and Eva Sajovic, and edited by Shona Hamilton. It documents and celebrates the unique space that is Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre in the face of major redevelopment. Written between 2014 and 2017, the film weaves an imagined voice of the Shopping Centre…

Wed 27 Sep

Free / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

Xavier de Sousa: Post

What the f**k is a 'national identity'? And what exactly constitutes a 'nation'? We have grown up in a Europe with open doors and with the advances of the internet. We are accustomed to travelling, exchanging, engaging and collaborating with people of different nationalities to our own. However there are constant waves of…

Sat 11 Nov

£8 (£6) / 020 7650 2350

  • 19:30

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