Just Start Here 2019

A festival of new work and Scottish artists.

Part of Engine Room.

A celebration, a party and a unique chance to see the artists and theatre-makers of today in the here and now, Just Start Here is the beginning of something. A two day festival hosted in Aberdeen, come and witness this creative playground for Scottish artists.

The core of Just Start Here is bold live presentation of fresh ideas – from work-in-progress performances, dance and music through to cross art form experimentation, provocative talks, discussions and debates on the future of the arts and activism.

How did we get here? And where are we heading next? Just Start Here invites you to join the journey.

In partnership with Citymoves.

National Theatre of Scotland

Accessible performances available:

  • BSL British Sign Language Performance

  • Audio Described

  • Autism Friendly

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Line Up

For more information, click on the links to each day below.

Friday 8 March, 4.00pm – 7.30pm 

In Conversation: Music at the Intersection – with Kathryn Joseph

Performance: 5 Minutes to Move Me with Ashanti Harris– //BUZZCUT//

Chow and Chat: What’s next for performance in Aberdeen? – //BUZZCUT//

Friday 8 March, 7.30pm – 11.00pm

Performance: One Day to Play sharings– Curated by Speakin’ Weird and Citymoves and directed by Jenny Lindsay.

Performance: The Shelter– Kate Steenhauer, Shane Strachan and Ross Whyte

Performance: Sketches – Choreographed by Katie Armstrong and performed by Millie Thomas, Olivia Roach and Katie Armstrong.

Saturday 9 March, 4.00pm – 7.30pm

Workshop: With Fiercer Urgency – Dr Leslie Mabon, more to be announced

Performance: 5 Minutes to Move Me with Brian Keeley – //BUZZCUT//

Chow and Chat: Presence and the Outside InThe Stove Network

Saturday 9 March, 7.30pm – 11.00pm

Performance: Now / Apathy / Action sharing– Fiona Soe Paing and Jo Gilbert

Performance: The Afflicted– Created by Vicki Manderson and Finn den Hertog, playwright Jake Jeppson and Sound and Video Designer Lewis den Hertog

Performance: WHɎTE 

Find out more about the line up below.


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National Theatre of Scotland reserves the right to alter casts, performances, seating or ticket arrangements.