performance & dance
family & young people

The Dark

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

A brave young boy befriends the darkness in a captivating and accessible performance for the whole family.

Featuring vibrant new choreography and live music, The Dark is a universal, empowering story about facing your fears.

To help guide us through The Dark, the show was developed in partnership with researchers, medical practitioners, and blind and visually impaired children at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Southampton General.

Through a series of workshops, interviews and conversations, they explored the power of sound in space and the fear of the unknown.

Working with blind artists, audio description experts and dancers helped transform these ideas into a three-dimensional soundscape, and challenged the performers to rethink how their bodies move through dark or unknown spaces.

Dates & times

This event has passed.


Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 5 – 10

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Access information
A Touch Tour is available to ticket holders before the 3pm performances on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 May, starting at 1.45pm.

Touch Tours give people the opportunity to touch the sets, props and costumes to familiarise themselves ahead of the performance, and may be particularly useful to blind and partially-sighted visitors. For further information please email

To join our free Access Scheme and book tickets for these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email
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