London International Mime Festival 2016

9th January – 6th February

London’s annual celebration of contemporary visual theatre


Saturday 9 January to Saturday 6 February 2016

‘Among the most exciting, eclectic and jaw-dropping theatre you are likely to see on a British stage’
Sunday Times

The London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see the very best and newest contemporary visual theatre, including cutting edge circus-theatre, animation and puppetry, mask, physical and object theatre.

Over 29 days, 18 invited companies will give 112 performances of productions that are almost all UK or London premieres, at the Shaw Theatre, Barbican, Central Saint Martin’s Platform Theatre, Jacksons Lane, Soho Theatre, Southbank Centre, The Peacock, and, for the first time, Tate Modern. Artists from Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, Spain and Sweden will be joining some of Britain’s fast emerging talents as well as established names.

The Festival line-up will be complemented by workshops, films and artists’ talks.

London International Mime Festival is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.