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Dog Ballet: Dog Mini-Golf

Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari

A sound celebration of London’s dogs and their owners

Dog Ballet, artists Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari with Amy Pitt. Photo by Matthew Kinani

Dog Ballet is a celebration of the community around the dogs and dog owners of London, and the joy and tenderness that can be found in these relationships of mutual care.

This summer, artists Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari, with Amy Pitt and Lewis Gibson, are talking to people in the parks of London about their dogs. LIFT and Artsadmin invite you to let the everyday act of dog walking be transformed into something poetic and playful.

If you are a dog owner, you and your household are invited to bring your dog for a round of dog mini-golf at Alfred’s Meadow in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and listen to the conversations that Nigel and Louise have collected from dogs and their owners. 

  • Please book one ticket for each household (up to 2 adults, 3 children and 3 dogs).
    If you want to come with a bigger group, please book more than one ticket. 
  • There are booking slots every 15 minutes so we can spread out attendees and for Covid safety.  
  • A round of mini-golf will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. More details on the course will be provided to ticket bookers nearer the time. 
  • Before or after mini-golf, you can also take part in the Listening Party (included in your mini-golf ticket). 

If you don’t have a dog or would prefer to watch and listen, please book for the Dog Ballet: Listening Party on 12 September.  


Dog Ballet is part of Artsadmin’s What Shall We Build Here festival of art, climate and community, and LIFT’s LIFT LOVES LONDON summer season of art to recharge the city and renew your London. 

Presented by LIFT and Artsadmin. Dog Ballet is supported by ACT (Art, Climate, Transition) through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari make wild, bold, visual performance for people who don’t really like theatre and unusual theatrical experiences for those who do. They create work both for, and with, children and adults – in traditional theatres and studios, outdoors and in found spaces. They have been commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Tate Britain, the ICA, Museum of London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, National Theatre Studio, The Science Museum, Cambridge Junction, New Wolsey Ipswich, Torquay Wavelength Festival, Shoreditch Town Hall, Unicorn Theatre and National Theatre Wales. They met as members of pioneering cult performance collective shunt, and together ran the radical arts club and bar ‘the shunt lounge’ under London Bridge station. They received the FringeReview Outstanding Theatre Award for ‘The One Man Show’ and won the Samuel Beckett Award with ‘The Body’ at the Barbican.

Date and time

12 September 2021
11am-8pm, with booking slots every 15 minutes
Each ticket for one household (up to 2 adults, 3 children and 3 dogs). Running time 30 minutes

Please note
This is now a past event.


Alfred's Meadow, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Download a map of the park