Twisting corridor connecting the Royal Ballet School to the Royal Opera House. Image author's own
Deloitte, Time Out and the Royal Opera House are coming together again to present the second Deloitte Ignite in that august institution in Covent Garden. We were awed and over-excited by the Deloitte Ignite last year, so here are details for this year's event, in advance, so that you can't blame us if you miss out.
This specially curated weekend of activities is themed 'A Festival of Mirrors' and looks set to blow apart notions that the opera house is stuffy and exclusive with nothing but traditional snooty 'girls in tutus, boys in tights' taking place. Free events include experimental stuff, some magic, art installation, video installation, a cross-dressing fashion show, cabaret with our favourite caustic duo Bourgeois & Maurice, a big music gig, a silent disco outdoors in the piazza, two secret projects that will unfold over the days and you won't know it until you trip over something delightful as part of it... and the much talked about Twitter Opera. Tweet your way onto the Royal Opera House stage here - not so much your Warholian 15 minutes of fame, but a very 21st century 140 characters' worth anyway.
Events will take place all over the building (and outside for the silent disco) and you'll get to glimpse some unlikely corners not normally open to the public. Deloitte Ignite takes place on Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September, all day time events are free but admission must be booked - if you don't have a (free) ticket, you're not getting in. The big events in the evening are not free and also need to be bought in advance. Click through to the Royal Opera House website to get yourself organised, and see the Royal Opera House in a whole new, innovative, bold and daring light.
Deloitte Ignite at the Royal Opera House, Friday 4 - Sunday 6 September. For more information, go to the Deloitte Ignite website.