Slung Low is an award-winning company that specialises in making theatre work in unusual spaces. In the past it has been commissioned to make new pieces for the Barbican, the Lowry, the Cultural Olympiad 2012 and Singapore Arts Festival 2012. 

Slung Low aims to make unlikely, ambitious and original adventures for audiences, each with a powerful, moving story at its heart – shows that re-examine how audiences go and see a piece of theatre. Its ambition has always been to transport its audience to new places and to make them see familiar places from new perspectives.


15 Minutes Live

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • People on road: Between 5-15
  • Freight: Excess baggage


Original new short plays for radio that are performed live in front of an audience with on-stage sound effects and live music, these snapshots of cities are part love story, part musical, part goon show.

Each 15 Minutes Live will be produced and performed in a different venue and location with original scores for each event played live by the band. A permanent legacy will be created online of new audio work and a body of new stories that look to speak to an audience both digitally and live.

The Knowledge Emporium

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • People on road: 4
  • Freight: Freight
  • Freight details: 1960's Airstream Caravan.


A sweetshop housed inside a 1960s airstream caravan, The Knowledge Emporium does not accept money; you trade the things you know for sweets. At the end of the residency we'll perform a reading from all the knowledge you've written in The Big Book of Everything We Know, celebrating the collective knowledge of the community.

Wraparound work

Workshops, after show discussions and masterclasses in Slung Low's approach to making theatre for non-traditional spaces can be provided.  

Press Comments & Testimonials

"Might just be the greatest theatre company around"

Time Out 

"Theatre innovators"

The Guardian

"The singular nature of the experience will be with me for some time"

The New York Times  on Last Seen

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The Knowledge Emporium - Slung Low


Artistic Director(s)

Alan Lane

Contact details

Laura Clark

The Holbeck Underground Ballroom
67-71 Bath Road
LS11 9UA

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