30 June - 1 July 2016
Presented by Teatr Biuro Podrozy

Programme: Silence

‘Upsetting, beautiful and completely unmissable ’

The Independent on Carmen Funebre


Event information:

Type: Audio Described, Captioned, Music, Spectacle, Theatre


Duration: Approx 60 mins


Famed for its legendary street theatre production, Carmen Funebre, which explored the impact of war on civilians, Polish company Teatr Biuro Podrozy present the world premiere of this newly commissioned sequel. Physical theatre, fire, unusual staging, puppetry and music will pick up the continuing story of refugees and migrants caught up in a spiral of war, fences and the dream of escape.

Gates will open at 21:00

Please be advised that strobe lighting is used in this performance.

Access infomation:

Performance will take place after dark on the tarmaced area (basketball courts) in the south of the gardens. The site has flat and ramped access. The ground is tarmaced and mostly level. There are some grassy areas.

Audio Described
The performance on Friday 1 July is audio described. Headsets are available from the Info Point (£5 deposit). There will be a touch tour at 21:00

The performance on Friday 1 July is captioned.

Viewing Platform
If you use a wheelchair or have other access requirements there is an accessible viewing platform. Captions and audio description can be accessed from the viewing platform too. Spaces can be booked in advance by emailing or you can just turn up on the night.

Getting to the venue
There is a meeting point at Bethnal Green station for anyone who would like assistance getting to the venue. We will leave for the venue promptly at 20:45

Public transport
By Tube: Bethnal Green (not step-free)
By Overground: Bethnal Green (not step-free)
Closest accessible stations: Hackney Central (Ramp access)
By Bus: 8, 106, 254, 309, 388, D3, D6 (buses in bold from Hackney Central)

Disabled Parking
It is recommended to use public transport as there are limited car parking facilities available near the Festival sites. Hackney Council allow free parking to any person displaying a Blue Badge in disabled parking spaces, Pay & Display and metered parking spaces. You can also park on a single yellow line for up to three hours, provided you do not cause an obstruction and there is not a loading ban. You will need to clearly display your badge, with the clock showing the arrival time.


Tickets/Booking: £7. FREE standing places

Seats on seating stand £7
Substantial FREE promenade (standing) and some bench seating available on the day

Tickets available on the day (from 21:00, cash only)

Location & Map:

Bethnal Green Gardens, E2 9PA