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Some autumn news…

Quarantine was established in 1998 by directors Richard Gregory and Renny O’Shea with designer Simon Banham. We make original theatre, performance and public events with and about the people who are in it. Whatever form it takes, our work begins and ends with the people in the room. Over the last 20 years, we've collaborated with a shifting constellation of artists, performers and people who've never done anything like this before. Our work seeks to create the circumstances for a conversation between strangers...

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Some autumn news…

Posted: 23 October 2013

BMW Tate Live Thought Workshop 2 – a rehearsal for Utopia…

We’re looking forward to our second BMW Tate Live Thought Workshop on October 26.  This time we’re moving away from Tate Modern to Hoxton Hall  – which has been a music hall, temperance mission, social action agency, air raid shelter – and now a community arts venue. 

We’ve called the day A rehearsal for Utopia – hoping to advance people’s thinking and projects for change throughout the day. We’re starting with a talk from Richard Noble, Head of Department of Art at Goldsmiths and editor of Utopias. Read more abour his current thinking here.

The rest of the day will be a practical workshop from Andreas Lang of artists and architects collective Public Works.

Lunch and dinner will be provided by Mazi-mas – a group of migrant and refugee women chefs bringing us the best of home cooking and talking about their project.

Another stimulating day – thinking about change and its challenges and possibilities…


No such thing – our regular event

Once a month, we occupy a couple of tables in Kabana curry cafe, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The offer is simple: we buy you a curry, in exchange for half an hour of conversation. To book in, email us on [email protected] or call 0161 830 7318

No such thing
Kabana, Back Turner St, M4 1EG
7 November, half hour slots between 12 and 2.30pm, free


The people in the room – a directing masterclass

The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and IdeasTap have been working in partnership to run a series of directing Masterclasses – and on 11 December, Quarantine’s Richard Gregory will be delivering one! The workshop is free but you need to be an IdeasTap member to book – you can sign up for that here.

In this masterclass, Richard shares Quarantine’s history and approach to making theatre, and introduces some of the strategies for developing material that makes the group’s work unique

The people in the room
Royal Exchange Theatre, St Annes Square, M2 7DH
11 December,  6 – 9pm, free