Back to Live, a unique children’s festival from four Sussex seaside venues, has announced its 2022 programme.
Taking place over Easter School Holidays – 9 to 24 April 2022 – Back to Live will take place across Komedia, Ropetackle, Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) and The Old Market (TOM).
This special season of children’s events celebrates the return of live performance and includes the international phenomenon Stomp – which originated in Brighton back in 1991 – along with work from fantastic companies including The Minack Theatre, Theatre Fideri Fidera and Box Tale Soup.
Back to Live brings together three groups who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic: young children who have never had the chance of experiencing live performance; performers whose tours have been cancelled and their new work not shown; and venues who have a mountain to climb to win back audiences.
The founding directors of Komedia, Colin Granger and Marina Kobler, commented: “After two years of lockdowns, closures, and the terrible consequences of a pandemic, we feel there has never been a better time to celebrate live performance and all the joy that it can bring. We are therefore delighted to be working with the charity Komedia Kids and our colleagues at the participating venues to take what we hope is a small step towards recovery.”
To view the full programme of shows and tickets, visit www.backtolive.org.uk
Back to Live will include a ‘Pay it Forward’ campaign where audiences can buy an additional ticket or two which venues will then, in partnership with local charities, allocate as free tickets to families who might not usually be able to afford to come. This echoes the overall ethos of Komedia Kids which aims to create affordable and meaningful opportunities in the arts for children and young people.