The Roundabout Festival
For one week only, a pop-up arts festival is coming to Margate.
The Roundabout Festival is five days of non-stop events that all take place in a beautiful new state-of-the-art pop-up amphitheatre seating 168 people, completely in the round. Roundabout is the most dynamic, most innovative, most essential new theatre in the country and is brought to us by legendary touring theatre company Paines Plough, straight from the Edinburgh Festival 2014.
It’s a completely self-contained 168-seat auditorium that flat packs into a single lorry and can pop up anywhere from theatres to school halls, sports centres to warehouses. And now it’s coming to the Winter Gardens.
Tickets are bargain basement prices (many are FREE) – and the more tickets you buy, the cheaper they get! Come on your own and see lots of shows, or bring a crowd to just one. 5 or more tickets are just £6 each – see what we mean?
Showcasing a programme of comedy, theatre, dance and events for all ages, The Roundabout Festival is unmissable. So don’t. Miss it, that is.
Festival highlights include:
OUR TEACHER’S A TROLL BY DENNIS KELLY
Two terrible twins rule their school until the arrival of a headmaster with scaly skin and a spiky tail. An outrageously entertaining comic caper from the writer of Matilda The Musical. (Ages 7+)
THE INITIATE BY ALEXANDRA WOOD
A British couple are seized by Somali pirates. In East London, a Somali taxi-driver decides to rescue them. A thrilling tale of altruism, greed and the search for how to belong.
LUNGS BY DUNCAN MACMILLAN
In a time of global anxiety, erratic weather and political unrest, a couple want a child but are running out of time. What will be the first to destruct – the planet or their relationship?
“The most beautiful, shattering play of the year.” ***** The Sunday Express
Roundabout Ticket Prices – unless otherwise indicated:
Buy 1 ticket for £12, 2 tickets for £10 each, 3 tickets for £8 each, 4 tickets for £7 each, 5 or more tickets for £6 each.
Please note multiple ticket prices can only be purchased by phoning 01843 292795 or buying from the Winter Gardens box office in person.
Discounts apply to groups of people attending one show, or one person attending multiple shows and must be booked in one transaction. No other group discounts apply.
Full Festival programme below – find out more about each show/workshop by clicking the title or picture.
Wednesday 3rd - 8pm
Thursday 4th, Friday 5th & Saturday 6th - 3pm
Thursday 4th - 7pm
Saturday 6th - 5pm
Thursday 4th - 9pm
Friday 5th - 8pm
Friday 5th - 1.30pm
Saturday 6th - 11am
Friday 5th - 6pm
Saturday 6th - 8pm
Sunday 7th - 11am
Sunday 7th - 2pm - 5pm
Sunday 7th - 8pm
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