Live Art Development Agency presents


A game for adults and kids to play together.


Wed 26th October 10am - 4pm drop in

Komedia | 7+ years | £FREE


“PLAYING UP offers the tools to take risks, wrest back agency and question power relationships. All while having fun and making art.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian



Pick a card, follow the instructions to invent and perform your own piece of Live Art!


A playful hour doing something which feels a bit bonkers but is a lot of fun for all the family.

Join us for a special PLAYING UP Play-In at Hijack. Kids, adults, families and friends are equally welcome! You can come as a team or on your own. Follow the instructions, invent your own piece of Live Art and perform!


PLAYING UP is an artwork by Sibylle Peters, exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations. Drawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together.


“Kids are explorers of the everyday. For them to light a match can be something extraordinary that needs focus and time, and creates an experience. The same is true for everyone who practices Live Art. PLAYING UP is a playful, hands-on introduction to Live Art for everyone.” Sibylle Peters


Some of the game may be played outside so please dress for the weather.


Recommended for kids aged 6 years and up.


"I didn’t know playing a game could be art" Oshin Biswas (age 10)

"...the most interesting family game I've played for a long time!" Gini Simpson (parent and producer)


PLAYING UP is a collaboration between Live Art Development Agency (LADA), Theatre of Research (Germany), Tate Early Years and Family Programme, Best Biennial (Sweden) and Live Art UK, with the support of the Goethe-Institut London.


photo credit:

Playing up at Tate Modern (c) Seraphina Neville


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