Watch this Space presents August Outdoors

Free pop-up festival at the National Theatre every Friday and Saturday from 2 to 31 August 2013.

Join us on Fridays and Saturdays throughout August, for free outdoor entertainment at the National Theatre. Line-up includes pop-up music, pop-up dance, a pop-up gallery and pop-up children’s theatre.

Watch this Space presents August Outdoors


Friday 2 August


1:10pm (Sneakers) and 6:30pm (Streetlights)
Foot-stomping, knockabout, rockabout, rooting-tooting rock ‘n’ roll.


Saturday 3 August


1pm (Streetlights) and 6:30pm (Sneakers)
More excellent music to liven up your weekend.



2pm, 4pm and 6:45pm
Be amazed, appalled and delighted by Vernon Ponder: the extraordinarily indiscreet human telepathic transmitter.

 

Friday 9 August


1:10pm and 6pm

Dance, circus and theatre are fused into a dynamic performance exploring human relationships.

 

Saturday 10 August


1-3pm and 5-7pm 
Help create a massive work of art using a 500 year-old chalking technique and imagination.

 


1pm, 3pm and 6pm
Are they bird-like people or people-like birds? Ornithophobics keep away.

 

Friday 16 August and Saturday 17 August


12-3pm and 4.30-7.30pm

Be puppeteer or spectator in a uniquely intimate and magical theatrical experience.

 

Friday 23 August


1.10pm and 6.30pm  
Super-loud, super-energetic recycled junk percussion.

 

Saturday 24 August


12pm - 6.30pm
Children aged 5-11 and their adults are invited to enter the micro-nation of Upper Caravania and play on the micro-beach.

 

Friday 30 August


1.10pm and 6pm
Comedy swing whoopee band. Tip top jazz!

 

Saturday 31 August


1-7pm
Within a mustard-coloured 1960s caravan, take a wry look at the British and their peculiar ways.

 


1-7pm
An interactive musical hairstyling experience inside a modish mobile salon.


1pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm
Visit Professor H Jones’ weird and wonderful museum in a garden shed.

 


2pm, 4pm and 6.30pm
Mrs Preener wants her (peacock) son to settle down: 'Springwatch' meets 'Blind Date'.

  • War Horse
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Great Britain at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End
  • Here Lies Love. Imelda Marcos with a microphone against a vivid coloured background
  • 3 Winters. Black and white photomontage of a young woman. Photo © Jagoda Kaloper-Tajder
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Collage of a boy on a rubbish heap with a passenger jet flying overhead
  • JOHN, a co-production with DV8 Physical Theatre. Photo of Hannes Langolf by Ben Hopper
  • Treasure Island poster image
  • Dara. Photography by Seamus Ryan
  • The Hard Problem
  • Man and Superman poster, with Ralph Fiennes. Photography by Juergen Teller
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects