Presented By Laika & Zefiro Torna

Balsam

7 - 11 September, 8.30pm

Duration: 75 mins

What to expect: Great for Kids, Join In, Speech Free

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Tickets: £15 / £10 concession

Contact the Box Office: boxoffice@festival.org | 07553 191 543 – please note this number will be monitored as often as possible during the festival.

In this sensory, immersive, theatrical adventure, live music combines with the creation of aromatic potions and elixirs, conjuring up a magical world of healing and calm. Taking over Building 41 at Woolwich Royal Arsenal’s Riverside, soon to be major new art venue Woolwich Works, Balsam is part of the festival’s Focus on Flanders, a two-year partnership between GDIF and the Diplomatic Representation of Flanders to the UK, designed to inspire cross-cultural working between the culturally vibrant and diverse destinations of Flanders and London.

Recommended Age Guidance 10+

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Balsam is part of our partnership highlighting Flanders (the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium) as one of the world-leading producers of innovative theatre and performing arts. Focus on Flanders is a two-year partnership between GDIF and the Diplomatic Representation of Flanders to the UK, designed to inspire cross-cultural working between the culturally vibrant and diverse destinations of Flanders and London.

Access

Site Access

There is level access across site. Woolwich Works is newly built and is all wheelchair accessible.   

Viewing area 

Ticketed, indoor venue. Viewing Area built into set.  

On-site walking distances  

Minimal 

Respite and Access Areas 

Quiet spaces available within the building. 

Accessible Toilets 

Large accessible indoor toilets. Changing Places Toilet available on request at booking.  

Blue badge parking  

Parking to the rear of the venue (west of the building) Warren Ln, London SE18 6FR 

Access drop-off point 

Warren Ln, London SE18 6FR

Photo route 

Available to download in ‘Where to Find it’ section  

Contact  

Alex if you have any Access questions: alex@festival.org // 07899 893 935 

Other audience questions, contact our Box Office: boxoffice@festival.org 

Show Access

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Audio Described
  • Easy Read Description Available – click here to download

Access content will be available online via your mobile phone. Please bring a charging pack if you are concerned about battery use.

Brochure

Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day. Visit our Access page for more information.

Content & Trigger Warnings: There are fire effects, smoke, smells and tastes. There is one scream and some bagpipes. Audiences with access needs will have priority seating.

BSL interpreted description and Audio Description about the show is coming soon.

Notes for Audience

Text and images on screen in Latin and English explaining tastes, instructions and to add to atmosphere.

Speech Free – No English is spoken, but there is music and songs in Latin and French. More information will be available soon in the Audience Information Pack on our Digital Access Page.

Where to find it

Balsam will be performed at Building 41, Woolwich Royal Arsenal, SE18 4DX.

To access the site by car, head to Warren Ln, London SE18 6FR.

Download our photo guide for Building 41 here.

About the company

Laika, theatre of the senses

Laika makes ‘theatre of the senses’. Theatre that starts from new or existing theatre scripts and theatre inspired by contemporary or classical prose from world literature. Theatre that appeals to the senses. Theatre that is bound up with the art of cooking and the pleasure of eating together.

Supported by

Balsam is supported by Arts Council England, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Flanders House – the Diplomatic Representation of Flanders to the UK, and Berkeley.

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