Summer Festival 2016


16 — 26 June, 9.00pm (2016)

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

PRICE: Tickets: £20 (£15 concessions)

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Grasp the ungraspable… Circus and music to guide you through the underworld.

Haunting sights and sounds will seduce you down a path punctuated by unexpected encounters as you weave through the space between life and death in this East End cemetery…

Led by Yaron Lifschitz and his internationally acclaimed company, Circa and with a creative team including the electronic musician Lapalux, this ethereal collaboration brings circus artists, choral singers, designers and musicians together for a summer night full of surprises.

…must be seen to be believed” (Brisbane Times on Circa)


Dates and tickets

Performances run Thursday 16 — Sunday 19 June & Thursday 23 — Sunday 26 June.

Please note that this is a promenade performance. If you have access requirements please contact the Box Office before booking your tickets.

We will stop selling tickets 48 hours before each performance, if your preferred performance date is ‘not available to book online’ please visit LIFT  who may still have tickets available.

If you are booking for DEPART, please keep an eye on your inbox as we’ll be sending you further details about the specific location within Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park nearer the time, thank you.

Concessions: under 16s and jobseekers
Standby tickets: £5 limited availability tickets released 2 hours prior to the start of each performance, available to under 16s and jobseekers resident in Tower Hamlets. Standby tickets are only available from LIFT

No Strings Attached: Tower Hamlets residents who haven’t been to one of our events before can come with a friend for free (subject to availability). Call 020 7377 1362 and quote NSA to book.


Co-commissioned by LIFT, the National Centre for Circus Arts and Spitalfields Music, LeftCoast and Brighton Festival. Supported by Arts Council England, Royal Victoria Foundation and Tower Hamlets Council. 

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Venue information

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Southern Grove
E3 4PX

Get directions

Underground & DLR

Mile End (6 mins)
Bow Road (11 mins)
Devons Road DLR (15 mins)
Walking times are given in brackets.


All of our venues are easy to reach by bus. To plan your quickest route use TFL’s journey planner.