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LIFT, London’s biennial international festival of theatre, has been commissioning and presenting joyful, daring and risk-taking theatre from around the world for 40 years, using the whole of London as its stage. 

Every two years, LIFT presents a festival full of bold and relevant culture, international perspectives, and unforgettable theatre. Whether it’s a much-loved venue, iconic landmark or unsung corner of London, LIFT gathers Londoners around incredible art. 

LIFT’s mission is to create powerful, invigorating experiences that challenge artistic, political and social conventions; to champion artist advancement at home and aboard; to lead sustainable internationalism; and to celebrate and connect London to the world.