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Arcadia | Performances

The beating heart of the Arcadia Festival: promenade performances and experiences made by local young people including theatre, film and dance. Each one responds to the climate crisis, explores our relationship with nature and imagines how we can take better care of each other, our environment and the world at large. They aim to make you laugh, to make you think and to inspire change.

Performance Times:

Thu 4 April 6.30pm & 8.30pm
Fri 5 April 6.30pm and 8.30pm
Sat 6 April 2.30pm & 4.30pm

Please note the performances are not seated but will be traveling through different spaces in the venue.
Please email bookings@stanleyarts.org if you have access needs.

One Last Breath
Imani is a young girl who cares about people, animals and the environment. She has grown up in an urban environment with her brother. Follow her journey through relationships, music and how the global crisis impacts her very life. Check out our short film ‘One Last Breath’.

Produced by Chris Syrus Consultancy CIC

Seasons and Reasons for Change
Four short plays inspired by the four seasons. Spring unpacks the superficial way young people are taught about the climate crisis. Summer sees the powerful elite attempt to distract you. Autumn hits home as young people attempt to agree on a message to change hearts and minds. Winter transports us to Antartica, where climate scientists are finalising a major research project.

Produced by CYTO’s (Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation) Act Three and Act Up!

The Four Elements
A collection of dance pieces rooted in the four elements; air, fire, earth and water. The pieces explore the characteristics of each element as well as the relationship between them, whether that be harmonious or confrontational. The piece details the impact of these relationships and their cyclical nature, with greater focus on outcomes in relation to climate change.

Collaboratively created and choreographed by BirdGang Ltd. and EGGZ (performers)

The performance on Sat 6 April 4.30pm will be BSL interpreted.

Installations will be open throughout the festival for you to explore freely. Find out more here.


Part of Arcadia, a creative and interactive festival taking place Thu 4 – Sun 7 April, sparking conversation, the imagination and activism to ‘re-forest’ our minds and places.

Check out the full Arcadia programme here.

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