Katy Baird sitting on dumpster bins. On their left is a pile of full rubbish bags, and on their right is a collectioin of pale pink heart shaped balloons. Katy is wearing a white lace dress and white trainers.

Get Off

Katy Baird

Information

This performance has an in-depth description of the content of the show in the below pre-show information. Please read this document for detailed content information.

PRe-Show Information


Times: 7:30pm, 8:30pm


Tickets: Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £14)*

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £2.

Running Time: 75 mins (no interval)


Age Recommendation: 18+


This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber

Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, CAMPO and Transform

Join dedicated hedonist and self-proclaimed hot-mess Katy Baird for a London premiere, as she fearlessly unveils her journey into the pursuit of pleasure.

The human brain registers all pleasures in a similar way – whether a delicious meal, a sexual thrill, a recreational substance, or those little hearts on Instagram… but just how good does all this consumption truly make us feel?

With trademark humour and honesty, Katy offers us a raw and unfiltered glimpse into the human need for distraction, exploring the depths of our desires and questioning the autonomy we have in choosing where we seek it.

Brace yourself for an evening that challenges, captivates and ultimately brings us all closer together.

 

‘Messy, anarchic and very funny’  ★★★★ The Stage

‘Baird is a brilliant, clever and funny performer’  Exeunt

‘You can just imagine the Arts Council symposium. It would be called “What If Live Art Falls Into The Wrong Hands” and the main topic of discussion would be Katy Baird’  The Scotsman

Reviews for Workshy

Access

PRE EVENT INFORMATION

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT/COMPANION TICKETS

If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by emailingaccess@bac.org.uk. 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Captioned Performance: 17 May.

Content

  • Haze
  • Blackout
  • Loud music
  • Strobe lighting
  • Imagery of perceived drug use

This performance has an in-depth description of the content of the show in the below pre-show information. Please read this document for detailed content information.

PRe-Show Information

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

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Credits

Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, CAMPO, and Transform, with further support from Artsadmin, Tramway, Cambridge Junction, Horizon and Old Diorama Arts Centre. Using public funding through the National Lottery from Arts Council England. 

Devised, Directed & Performed by Katy Baird
Co-Director Kim Noble
Dramaturgy Pol Heyvaert
Lighting Designer Joe Hornsby
Production Manager James Dawson

Producer Michael Kitchin

Further artistic support from Lucy Hutson, Eirini Kartsaki, Jordan Mckenzie, Eve Stainton, Ivor Macaskill, Kharn Roberts, Mitch and Zeroh.

Special thanks to Serge Nicholson.

Katy Baird is an artist who frequently finds herself in bizarre situations of her own making. Her practice is centred around a desire to create a shared space that can be both welcoming and radical. She has performed at Live Art festivals and venues across the UK and internationally as well as squat parties, clubs and raves.

Katy proudly identifies as an ‘old, queer, fat, femme deviant’ and is currently based in Hastings, East Sussex.

www.katybaird.com

We believe in making our shows accessible to as many people as possible.

We offer tickets on a Pay What You Can basis for the majority of performances throughout the year. Tickets usually start at £8, and we have recommended pricing to help you to choose a price that works for you.

We know that ticket price is a huge barrier for some, and the Pay What You Can model offers people who can afford to pay the recommended price or more the chance to support others who can’t.

BLOOM 2024: DOUBLE-BILLS

Catch these shows alongside Katy Baird’s Get Off throughout May 2024.