Royal Docks Originals
ARRIVAL is an adventure. And a theatre show. But not one where you sit down in doors and watch people on stage. Performers will take you an audio-visual journey through local streets: there’ll be music, beatboxing, dance and many more surprises packed into this exciting show! You’ll enter a hidden outdoor site, be accompanied by a band of drummers and end by watching a spectacular, animated film projection mapped onto the iconic Millennium Mills. You even get to walk on water.
Local young people and communities from the Royal Docks and Newham are at the heart of this show, you’ll be hearing and watching their stories come alive and you might even spot your Mum or Gran, the postman or a neighbour!
Arrival is directed by Matthew Dunster (currently also directing Lily Allen in the West End) and designed by Jon Bausor (who designed the opening ceremony for the Paralympic games) and is co-created with communities from across the Royal Docks.
We are excited to announce a special guest for one night of the show – Little Amal. Little Amal is a 3.5 metre-tall puppet of a young refugee girl, created by Good Chance in collaboration with the acclaimed Handspring Puppet Company (world famous creators of War Horse), with Artistic Direction from Amir Nizar Zuabi.
Little Amal is at the heart of The Walk, one of the most innovative and adventurous public artworks ever attempted: she is travelling over 8,000km from Syria to Manchester, representing displaced children and embodying the message ‘Don’t forget us’.
We are delighted that she is making an appearance in the Royal Docks as part of the ARRIVAL show on Friday 22 October. Arrival is directed by Matthew Dunster (currently also directing Lily Allen in the West End) and designed by Jon Bausor (who designed the opening ceremony for the Paralympic games) and is co-created with communities from across the Royal Docks.
This is a show not to missed, on for three nights only, BOOK NOW.
For your visit
Food & Drink
The Royal Standard
The Royal Standard has re-opened under new management as a family-run pub that welcomes everybody, including children until 6pm.
Art & Culture
Sculpture trail leading from the O2 to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park via Royal Victoria Dock.
Royal Docks Adventure
Power boats, rowing boats, dragon boats, canoes – everything you need for an afternoon on the water.