Wednesday, April 27, 2011


 The latest project by Dimitris Papaioannou.

Six hours on stage with no beginning, middle or end.

You can watch as much as you like, sit wherever you like, exit and re-enter as many times as you like.

INSIDE is a work born where two situations come together: a performance that runs endlessly meets audiences who come, go and switch seats whenever they like.

On stage the work constantly recycles itself. It makes use of the same material in different ways that are never repeated.

A single simple series of personal, everyday actions is combined and superimposed to create countless compositions.


A bedroom in the heart of a theatre transforms a personal place into public space.

A theatre in the heart of the city opens its doors to the public and invites audiences to watch the action as if gazing at a landscape.

INSIDE treats the theatre as an exhibition space, the work as an exhibit, and invites

The stage action begins before you come in, and continues after you leave.

The theatre doors open at 17:30 and close at 23:30.

You can enter whatever time you like, sit wherever you like, and stay as long as you like. You can exit the theatre and re-enter it as many times as you like.

In this way, as the work unfolds and folds in on itself, you can create your own composition depending on how you choose to watch it: when, how many times, and from which seat.

Inside the auditorium, rows of seats have been removed to create extra aisles, and the lighting has been specially designed to let you move around freely. Every seat in the house has the same price and no seat is reserved. You can sit in any seat that’s free.

If you have a DAY PASS (15 or 32 euro) you can visit INSIDE as many times as you like during the opening hours of one day.

If you have a WEEKLY PASS (45 euro), you can watch a total of six hours spread out over one week’s performance days (Wednesday—Sunday). You can also bring a friend with you each time you visit, and share the time left on your card.

All tickets are person-specific - yours will have your name on it. When you enter, we will ask to see a photo ID of any kind, so that we know it’s you.

A screen at the theatre entrance will show how many seats are free at that moment. If the theatre happens to be full when you come, you’ll need to wait a little. We’ll put you on a waiting list and let you know as soon as a seat becomes available.

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