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River Stage

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  • South Bank, South Bank
River Stage, National Theatre
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Time Out says

The NT’s bringing the fun this summer with weekends of free outdoor performance

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.


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