Masque of the Red Death

Stephen Dobbie2007

Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre

A show that revolutionised the way we use our building!
The Masque of the Red Death was a co-production between Punchdrunk and Battersea Arts Centre. It ran for seven months and was experienced by 46,000 people. It completely changed the way we thought about the building.
Prior to The Masque of the Red Death, Battersea Arts Centre used three black box studios. Punchdrunk enabled us to look at the Old Town Hall Building with fresh eyes, seeing the potential in every room, corridor, stairwell and cupboard, opening up areas that had been shut away for years. It became the first Playground Project and enabled us to test out a series of ideas across the site.

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  • Title: Masque of the Red Death
  • Creator: Stephen Dobbie
  • Date: 2007
  • Location: Battersea Arts Centre