ImpFest – catch it while you can at Hornsey Arts Centre!


Celebrating pop-up theatre in a pop-up arts centre, ImpFest – The Impermanent Festival of Contemporary Performance – is hosted by Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, in Crouch End, and runs throughout September.

The festival will include a wide array of performances, ranging from text-based theatre productions to improvised drama and dance pieces, with the aim of bringing a wide variety of work to local audiences as well as stimulating creative dialogue between artists from a variety of disciplines.

The festival includes work that has toured internationally to critical acclaim, as well as new pieces by some of the capital’s most exciting performance artists.

It will also feature a number of smaller one-off performances but, as yet, the programme is still fluid.


It is being produced by Jamie Harper of Hobo Theatre and Becka McFadden of the Beautiful Confusion Collective, in association with HTHAC.

After ImpFest the centre will be throwing open the doors to its Grade II listed, art deco building, for artists, producers and other creatives, and plans to actively invite companies to contact them about additional programming.

Among the theatre on offer is Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe’s wish i was… – if Michael Palin and Sarah Kane were to write a play, this might be it.

Hobo Theatre’s Newfoundland is an improvised play, full of happiness, sadness, despair and hope, about loneliness in the big city and leaving something behind you after you’ve gone.

Paper Door’s Considering This is a disrupted verbatim play where empathy and objects compete with hyper individualism.

For full programming, times and dates go to

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