The Winter Revel

The theatres are dark, but the building is alive.

Revel in live music, dancing, feasting and creativity at our late-night winter party. Explore our building after hours, what will you discover?

Saturday 26 January 2019
7pm until late
Royal Shakespeare Theatre Foyers 

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How will you revel?

  • Feast your senses with circus acts and pop-up performances
  • Indulge in cocktails and international street food
  • Climb to the tower top silent disco and dance like nobody’s watching
  • Form new communities and be part of creating an internationally renowned piece of live art, Home Sweet Home
  • Alter your appearance, transform the empty spaces and immerse yourself in a new world of theatre after dark

The Winter Revel is inspired by Kimberly Sykes' riotous and exhilarating direction of As You Like It.



Ticket price includes food

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About the performers announced so far

Peablossom Cabaret

Extraordinary improvised cabaret – creating a brand new musical show about their audience.
Mr Pea and Miss Blossom perform a brand new set of toe-tapping cabaret numbers at every show. Be their guests as they improvise lyrics on the spot about your hobbies, your grandma, your cat... anything at all! Slick improvised lyrics are combined with joyful character comedy and a cavalcade of musical styles. 

Apex Acrobats

Apex Acrobats is headed up by Lisa Whitmore professional acrobatic and aerial performer. They surprise their audience as they playfully swap roles, with the female lifting with ease her male partner above her head. Their performances are high energy and fun with unbelievable dexterity and skill.

Scratchy Beard

Scratchy Beard perform songs inspired by the swing and melodies of gypsy jazz, adorned by the storytelling spirit of Anglo-Celtic folk and spiced with a gentle nod to rootsy blues. They sing a song or two in French and enjoy the occasional appearance of a tin whistle.

Journey through an upbeat, fun and sincere collage of trans-European roots music.

Sara's Parlour

Sara’s Parlour Face Painting is a contemporary face and body art company based in Birmingham UK. Sara and her talented team provide beautiful designs and walking works of art. She uses a variety of mediums to suit each design, including face paint, gems, feathers, glitter and Ibiza style chunky glitter. 


Shakedown is a sensational bar flair performance that combines with high energy circus skills to create an act that is sure to wow spectators. Three highly-skilled circus performers, the group are extremely experienced and have performed at some of the finest venues and events in the UK including Glastonbury and Swing Circus.