A once-in-a-lifetime celebration of London through theatre
For the first time eight leading London venues work together...
... creating a series of exceptional shows, each highlighting a major London cultural community...
“When we began four years ago, we sensed that - within the world of London theatre - a spirit of collegiality was in the air. It felt the right time to create a season of theatre that brings us together, and to make shows which we had each dreamed of but couldn’t produce on our own.
The theme that binds us is London: ‘London in the world, the world in London’. Together we’re drawing on many of the great cultural traditions which, taken together, make up the
most cosmopolitan city in the world.”
David Lan and Nicola Thorold,
Co-directors, World Stages London
Actors Touring Company, UK | American Repertory Theater, US | CICT / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, France | Hall for Cornwall, UK | King's College London, UK | Kneehigh, UK | KVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Belgium | Munich Kammerspiele, Germany | TEATER NO99, Estonia | The Opera Group, UK | ShiberHur, Palestine | WildWorks, UK
... working with UK and international companies...
... telling stories that draw inspiration from around the globe...
Alistair Spalding Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Sadler’s Wells
David Jubb Joint Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Battersea Arts Centre
David Lan Artistic Director, Young Vic & co-Director World Stages London
David Micklem Joint Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Battersea Arts Centre
Dominic Cooke Artistic Director, Royal Court Theatre
Elyse Dodgson Associate Director, International, Royal Court Theatre
Jessica Hepburn Executive Director & co-Chief Executive, Lyric Hammersmith
Kerry Michael Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Theatre Royal Stratford East
Laura Collier Head of National Theatre Studio
Linda Bernhardt Director of Public Programmes, Somerset House
Lucy Woollatt Executive Director, Young Vic
Madani Younis Artistic Director, Bush Theatre
Mary Caws Executive Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East
Nicola Thorold Co-Director, World Stages London
Rose Fenton Director, Freeword
Sean Holmes Artistic Director & co-Chief Executive, Lyric Hammersmith
Suzanne Walker Executive Producer, Sadler’s Wells