Alchemy returns to Southbank Centre, showcasing the dynamic creativity and cultural connections between South Asia and the UK. Over eleven days, our spaces are enlivened with contemporary dance, performance, music and literature from international and British artists.
The festival is a space for the innovative and curious, where artists and audiences can exchange ideas. You're invited to explore a programme packed with artistic collaborations, workshops, talks, food and drink, along with a range of free events for those looking to try something new.
Now in its eighth year, Alchemy has grown to become the largest festival inspired by South Asian culture outside of the subcontinent.
This year we continue to work with national partners Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Black Country Touring, and Cast, Doncaster. Each partner curates their own bespoke Alchemy programme, featuring local and regional artists, running alongside the festival in London. This tour is generously supported by Arts Council England.