Presented By Laika


7 - 11 September, 8.30pm

Duration: 75 mins

Type: Installation, Music, Spectacle, Theatre

Tickets: £15

Balsam, Laika’s sensory, immersive alchemy in which live music combines with the theatrical creation of aromatic, healing potions and elixirs, will offer audiences a magically interactive experience to delight all the senses.

What to Expect: Speech Free | Join In | Make Some Noise | Great For Kids | Sensory Spectacle

Times and Locations

7th September at 8:30pm

8th September at 8:30pm

9th September at 8:30pm

  • Audio Described
  • Relaxed Introductions
  • Touch Tour

10th September at 8:30pm

11th September at 8:30pm


Site Access

Coming soon.

Show Access


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Audio Described
  • Easy Read Description Available

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


Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day.

An Audio brochure and BSL interpreted brochure are coming soon.

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.

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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