Bringing together the minds of theatre and scholarship for "a conference like no other."

We are jointly hosting a conference with The University of Birmingham at The Other Place next year to explore how theatre and research can be used together to respond to our changing world.

Radical Mischief: A Conference Inviting Experiment in Theatre, Thought and Politics will see artists, academics and educators working together to challenge ideas about everything from gender to democracy.

RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman said: "Radical Mischief will be a conference like no other. It will bring together the minds of theatre and scholarship to explore and discuss pressing questions in our world with imagination and fresh eyes. We will move away from the traditional conference format, instead using provocations, open space and other conversational formats to inspire open and enquiring debate. Some of the most inspiring and challenging voices in theatre-making and contemporary thought are going to come together for the conference so I am proud and excited to be welcoming them to The Other Place."

The front of The Other Place building, with people walking in and out
The University of Birmingham is engaged in a five-year collaboration with The Other Place.
Photo by Lucy Barriball © RSC Browse and license our images

The conference is part of a five-year project between the University of Birmingham's Shakespeare Institute and the RSC to develop The Other Place into a centre for learning and creativity.

Confirmed guests include Erica Whyman, Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Emma Rice and philosopher and social theorist Jonathan Dollimore.

The conference takes place on 20-21 July 2018. For more information or to register your place, please visit the University of Birmingham's Radical Mischief pages.