Southbank Centre’s Unlimited festival returns for 2016 with extraordinary new work by disabled artists


Coinciding with the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, Unlimited festival returns to London’s Southbank Centre (6 – 11 September 2016)

The festival showcases the best work being made today by disabled artists, encompassing dance and performance, visual arts, comedy, music, literature and theatre from around the world.

Highlights include an artist gradually lifted into the air by 33,000 balloons, the first-ever solo stand-up comedy performance by Touretteshero Jess Thom, a new duet by Arlene Phillips for Candoco Dance Company, a humorous new theatre piece on getting older starring Tim Barlow and a ‘disability FAQ for dummies’ from award-winning comedian Lost Voice Guy.

Two new works receive their world premiere in Royal Festival Hall – a dance duet from leading artists Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis and Assisted Suicide: The Musical by Liz Carr (Silent Witness, Ouch!).

Every event in the festival is presented in an assisted format and there are information points onsite distributing both programme and access information.

The eclectic and packed programme of free and ticketed events include commissions from the Unlimited programme, an unprecedented £2.4million three-year initiative which funds disabled artists to produce work which aims to transform our perception of the world.

For tickets, more details and access information, visit

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