Art Heist

Art Heist


Three Thieves break into the same gallery on the same night.

They’re all intent on stealing the same extremely valuable painting. They’re bound to meet and it’s bound to get messy.

Poltergeist present an existential caper, an interactive sketch-show, an exploration of how the brain curates the world, a tragedy about cognitive malfunction  –  an Art Heist play, but why label?

From the team behind the multi-award-winning Lights Over Tesco Car Park.

Produced by Poltergeist in association with The North Wall Arts Centre.

New Diorama / Underbelly Untapped Award 2019

Also includes… the Official Art Heist Game!

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  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller, Experimental
  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Cast Attributes: Flexible cast size
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences


Jack Bradfield

Jack Bradfield is Artistic Director of Poltergeist and Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre. Poltergeist are an Associate Company at the North Wall, and in 2018 were listed in the Guardian as one of the UK’s Best Young Theatre Companies.

His new piece, Art Heist, is recipi ...

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Poltergeist Theatre

Poltergeist are an award-winning group of directors, writers, designers and performers who come together to make theatre. Named “one of the UK’s best young theatre companies” by the Guardian, they make work that is, first and foremost, collaborative, and fully in touch wit ...
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