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Station House Opera

Dominoes Hull by Station House Opera. Photo by Tom Arran

Dominoes, by Station House Opera, takes as its starting point the simplest of ideas… a line of dominoes. Thousands of breezeblocks are used to create a moving sculpture which traverse the city, unfolding over the course of the day.

On streets, through parks, buildings and even on water, occasionally disappearing and then resurfacing, sometimes pausing for sculptural performances, the domino line threads its way through historical and everyday parts of the city, linking its diverse communities in a symbolic as well as physical chain of cause and effect.

Creating a celebration across the whole city, Dominoes transforms its rhythm for one special day. The project has the power to bring communities together through participation and engagement – hundreds of volunteers and audience members gather together to make this exceptional and unique event.

Dominoes takes a simple concept and uses it to create an alternative vision of the city, counterpointing, complementing and playing with the architecture, and for a brief moment reclaiming the streets of Newbury for the inhabitants and the public.

“As stunningly visual as it is visionary.”

Glasgow Herald

“Strikingly dynamic, confusing, funny and alarming… unlike any other performance art I’ve seen.”


“Station House Opera can’t be described, it must be experienced.”

Die Welt

With past projects ranging from spectacular site-specific works created with 10,000 breeze blocks, to simultaneous performances across continents using live internet streaming, Station House Opera is an internationally renowned performance company with a unique physical and visual style.

Founded in 1980, the company’s work varies enormously in scale, appearance and location and uses spectacle to explore the intimate relationship between people and the environment they inhabit. They have created projects in locations all over the world, from New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage to Dresden’s historic Frauenkirche and Salisbury Cathedral, and their Internet projects have spanned continents, with simultaneous performances as far apart as Brazil, Singapore and the UK.

Date and time

25 June 2022


Free, no booking required
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Corn Exchange
Market Pl
RG14 5BD