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Museums at Night: Playing Up!

Presented in collaboration with Live Art Development Agency

Make clothes out of food, remote control your parents, invent your own form of sports, search for miracles, deconstruct electrical devices, build what-happens-next-machines!

PLAYING UP is an artwork by Sibylle Peters (Theatre of Research, Germany), exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations and suggest different ways of looking at the world. Drawing on key Live Art themes and works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together.

Children, grown-ups, families and friends are all welcome. Pick a card, follow the instructions, create your own piece of Live Art, and perform it.


“Kids are explorers of the everyday. For them to light a match can be something extraordinary that needs focus and time, and creates an experience. The same is true for everyone who practices Live Art.” Sibylle Peters


“PLAYING UP offers the tools to take risks, wrest back agency and question power relationships. All while having fun and making art.” The Guardian


“I didn’t know playing a game could be art” Oshin Biswas (age 10)


“the most interesting family game I've played for a long time!” Gini Simpson (parent and producer)


PLAYING UP is produced and published by the Live Art Development Agency (LADA, UK), FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research (Germany), Tate Early Years and Family Programme (UK), Best Biennial (Sweden) and Live Art UK, with the support of the Goethe-Institut London.


Recommended for kids aged 6 years and up.

Free | Booking Advised