The Roof

Requardt & Rosenberg

Presented by Fuel. Commissioned by LIFT and presented in association with the National Theatre

A 360 degree panoramic performance under the night sky.


A door opens and an immaculate figure steps out onto a roof. Knives are sharpened and the game begins…

Set within the suspended reality of a brutal and unforgiving game, this breathless blend of intimate 3D sound, contemporary dance and free running transports you into the body of a reluctant hero, desperate to stay alive.

The Roof is a truly unique experience taking place in a spectacular purpose built auditorium designed by Jon Bausor, set designer for the Paralympic opening ceremony. There are only six performances in Bristol before it transfers to LIFT at the National Theatre.

The Roof is the is the third collaboration between theatre director David Rosenberg (co-founder of Shunt) and choreographer Frauke Requardt following Electric Hotel (Mayfest 2010) and Motor Show.

thrillingly intense…rich and rewarding. 

The Guardian (on Electric Hotel, Mayfest 2010)

You will wear headphones throughout. Please note this performance is not seated – for access requirements, please contact Bristol Old Vic Box Office on 0117 987 7877.

Bristol Old Vic Box Office is closed on Sunday. Any pre-booked tickets will be available on the door, and tickets are available to buy on the door too.

Bad Weather: As the performance space is completely uncovered, and you will be standing throughout, please dress appropriately. The performance is designed to take place in all weathers, and will continue unless the weather makes it impossible for the dancers to perform. If the weather creates circumstances where it is unsafe for the performers to continue the show will be stopped. If the show cannot be restarted and has to be cancelled ticket holders will be transferred to one of the remaining performances.

Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, the Backstage Trust and the Binks Trust. Supported by MAYK.

Millennium Square
Start Date
May 22, 2014
End Date
May 25, 2014
Doors 9pm for 9.30pm show, plus matinees on Sat 24 and Sun 25 doors 5.30pm for 6pm show
Running Time
60 mins
Age Guidance
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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