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

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This show is recommended for ages 18+ and contains explicit content.

Please read this pre-show information document for more details.

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: 1 hour (no interval)

Age Recommendation: 18+

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber

Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, CAMPO and Transform
Co-produced by Katy Baird and Battersea Arts Centre

“The average life expectancy of a woman in London is 83 years old. The average life expectancy of a woman in Glasgow is 78 years old. This means, when I go home to visit my mum next month, I’ll be 5 years closer to my death…”

Self-proclaimed hedonist and queer performance legend Katy Baird has spent the last decade documenting her pursuit of pleasure. She’s been trying to understand what she does with her time, and what she’s going to do with the time she has left.

Through trademark humour and an existential haze of home videos, last night’s pounding gabber music, and sessions with her life coach, Stephen – Get Off offers a raw, unfiltered glimpse into the human need for distraction; exploring the depths of our desires and what truly gets us off.


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

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

‘I’ve never felt more alive’ VICE

Reviews for Workshy



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.


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.


Captioned Performance: 17 May.

Audio Described Performance: 22 and 24 May. Audio described by Dot Alma.

Audio Described Introduction

Audio Described Introduction – Text Version


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

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.



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. 

Co-produced by Katy Baird and Battersea Arts Centre

Devised, Directed & Performed by Katy Baird
Co-Director Kim Noble
Dramaturgy Pol Heyvaert
Choreographer Lisi Estaras
Sound Nicol Parkinson
Lighting Designer Joe Hornsby
Production Manager James Dawson
Costume Lambdog1066
Video Design
Kim Noble and Pol Heyvaert
Sound Design Nicol Parkinson
Additional Music Brecht Hayen and Ely Muff 

Producer Michael Kitchin

Further artistic support from Darragh O’LearyLucy 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.


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.


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