Dance Umbrella announces a Family Weekend for the 2024 Festival

Dance Umbrella announces a Family Weekend for the 2024 Festival

Dance Umbrella announce a family weekend across sites in the London Bridge area with performances, workshops and arts and crafts for the whole family to enjoy. 

On Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October, visitors can experience the magic of de Stilte, a renowned dance company from the Netherlands, who bring their thrilling new show Eyecatchers for young children to the Unicorn and the UK for the very first time. de Stilte were last seen at Dance Umbrella in 2022 with De-re-mi-ka-do which was a hit with audiences across London.

Watch two captivating dancers and a musician as they embark on a wondrous journey, exploring the world through touch, sound, and movement. Their performance mirrors the awe and curiosity of a young child discovering their surroundings, creating a spellbinding experience for both kids and parents. 

Eyecatchers is an enchanting adventure, perfect for families with children aged 1 and above. Audiences can enjoy the show and stay for interactive playtime on stage, where they can immerse themselves in this world of wonder! 

At Potters Fields Park on Saturday 26 October Hackney Showroom will present The Bobby Dazzler, their touring stage on wheels. Entertainment includes DJ’s, live cabaret acts, dance floor prizes and all kinds of family fun! 

Dance Umbrella will also be at the Unicorn for family friendly dance workshops for early years children and their grown-ups. Perfect for audiences of Eyecatchers, they will be led by a dance artist who will encourage visitors to explore movement, sound and play inspired by the show. 

Dance Umbrella Artistic Director and co-Chief Executive Freddie Opoku-Addaie said: It’s great to have de Stilte back and to partner with the Unicorn Theatre and Team London Bridge again for the UK premiere of Eyecatchers. Also, bringing an offer of free events and activities to nearby Potters Fields Park next to the iconic Tower Bridge is so exciting. Family friendly programming speaks to our values of making great art and spaces across our global city accessible to all.’

The Dance Umbrella Family Weekend is presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Team London Bridge and the Unicorn Theatre. 

The full DU2024 programme announcement will be in June. Visit for all the latest updates.

DU24 de Stilte, Eyecatchers, credit Loet Koreman