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

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


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 final performance 12 March 2016
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Jane Eyre. Woman in a pale dress with an image of flames projected onto her
  • National Youth Theatre: Consensual.  2 teenagers in school uniform, one with her hand over the boys mouth
  • National Youth Theatre: Wuthering Heights, Title in black, over a photo of a young woman dancing in a nightclub
  • National Youth Theatre: The Merchant of Venice, Title in white, over a B&W photo of a V for Vendetta mask
  • Husbands and Sons. Photo of Anne-Marie Duff
  • Waste. Image: Charcoal on paper a man's head, smudged, by Valentin van der Meulen. ‘Untitled 07’. 2013.
  • I  Want My Hat Back. Cartoon animals in black agaist an orange background
  • Evening at the Talk House. A decomposing dessert on a cake stand
  • Here We Go, shadowy, blurred figures, blue against a white background
  • As You Like It. Photo of Rosalie Craig
  • Guardian + NT Debates
  • Gigs at the National Theatre
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Photo of Sharon D Clarke by Seamus Ryan
  • Iphigenia in Splott
  • Cleansed. Photo: Untitled by Birgit Kahle
  • The Solid Life of Sugar Water
  • People, Places and Things
  • Les Blancs / The Whites
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • The Suicide. Photography by Jay Brooks