performance & dance
performance & theatre

Violet Nights x Cardboard Citizens: No Box No Label

Part of Violet Nights

Take your part in an interactive theatre piece that shines a light on homelessness among young people.

Acclaimed theatre company Cardboard Citizens present a new play that questions the stigmas around youth homelessness. Through the show, young people can recognise behaviours in their peers in order to be able to support each other and get help.

The play encourages audience members to think differently about the situations presented and try out alternative strategies onstage using Forum Theatre techniques.

In Forum Theatre, a method created by theatre innovator Augusto Boal, characters act out a scene of oppression. Audience members can take part in order to change the outcome of the scene.

Cardboard Citizens have been making life-changing theatre with and for homeless people and those at risk of homelessness for over 28 years. This project is from their ACT Now programme, working with young people between the ages of 16 and 25.

Violet Nights is a space for young people to socialise and express their views on topical issues with music, performance and discussion.

In a more relaxed format to panel discussions, people aged 18 – 30 have the opportunity to exchange ideas and engage in issues that feel important to them, creating a real-life forum for online conversations.

Dates & times

26 Sep 2019
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1


Free, but ticketed

need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 18 – 30