The National Theatre’s River Stage returns to the South Bank for a month of outdoor live music, dance, performance, workshops and family fun. Weekend evenings will see a varied programme of entertainment take place in front of the theatre, with special take-over weekends from The Glory, James Cousins Company, Shubbak Festival and Hackney Empire’s Young Producers.
We’re a ways out from a full programme, but the takeover weekends will be
June 9-11: The Glory, hosted by Jonny Woo and John Sizzle alongside glittering drag queens and kings and The Glory’s best DJs and cabaret artists.
June 16-18: James Cousins Company – no programme yet but we’re promised ‘bold choreography from contemporary to salsa and tap, to line dancing with a flavour of your most loved pop routines’.
June 23-25: Shubbak Festival – the UK’s festival of contemporary Arab cultures will be platforming Arab arts through live music, dance, late DJ sets, family-friendly workshops and installations.
June 30-July 2: Hackney Empire’s Young Producers – a weekend of dance crews, rap battles, big vocals, steel pans, grime and ’90s bangers curated by the next generation of young creatives aged 14-21.
See the National Theatre website for updates.