All That Lives: Pity Party

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About the event

Dance at death's back door.

Sick and tired but not broken!

A celebration of those living life on the edges of being well or well taken care of.

Pulling you through our passages as we sway teetering on the brink of this realm, dancing joyously into the next.

This is an immersive celebration as part of All That Lives, which engages with the politics of 'sickness' and spotlights artists who, in different ways, have unique perspectives on wellness and loss.

Pity Party was made in collaboration with collectives from Latinx culture and those identifying with disability and illness.

Important Information

Adults £12, Concessions £8

Multibuy offer for Big Finish, All That Lives Film Screening and Pity Party £30, Concessions £18


5 hours

Age advisory

Ages 18+


Plan your visit

By Bus

There are several bus stops nearby on Eastgate.

Check the First Bus Leeds journey planner to find your best bus route.

By Car

The Victoria Leeds car park is 0.6km away from the venue.

By Train

Leeds train station is 1.2km from the venue.

For more information check National Rail Enquiries.

Accessibility & Advisories

The venue has a single step access to a single door that opens into the venue. The door is 32 inches wide. There are two ramps, a short metal ramp as well as a longer metal ramp with a wooden platform for the step, to accommodate for a variety of wheelchairs; front of house staff will put this out upon request.

There are 2 gender-neutral toilets that are down a flight of stairs that is 12 steps. Unfortunately, there is no lift in the building. The rest of the building is on one floor.​ For the event an accessible portaloo will be in place on site.


Commissioned by LEEDS 2023, All That Lives is led by Ellie Harrison, Artistic Director of The Grief Series. The project has been developed through a long-term collaboration with Zion Art Studio, designer Bethany Wells and Jessica Sweet, Artistic Director of Centre for Live Art Yorkshire. 

This project is proudly partnering with CLAY to collaborate on a programme of live performance and conversations as part of All That Lives.  

Creative Team

Artistic Director
Ellie Harrison
International Collaborators and Cartonería Sculptors
Zion Art Studio
Senior Designer
Bethany Wells
Curator and Programmer, Centre for Live Art Yorkshire (CLAY)
Jessica Sweet
Outside Eye
Matt Rogers


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