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Upcoming Events

We regularly host public events in our spaces and beyond.
Our events are multidisciplinary and are run in partnership with artists and performers.

20 — 21 July 24


Making Sh*t Happen! LET’S MAKE SH*T HAPPEN! Chisenhale Dance Space takes over Ugly Duck on July 20th and 21st, offering a weekend of art, activism, dance, and networking. MSH Performance…
Free – 11.55£
02 — 15 August 24

Yique’s Way – Mutuality In Extremes

The University of New South Wales Judith Neilson Chair of Contemporary Art Paul Gladston, in collaboration with Ugly Duck, proudly presents “Yique’s Way – Mutuality in Extremes,” an innovative exhibition…
Free – 10£


Ugly Duck has a programme of classes and workshops in our buildings.
These range from exercise to arts classes and much more.



Series of ritul-workshops focused on moon magic, cyclicity and shapeshifting 

Tuesday Swing Dancing

The Honey Hoppers are an amateur swing dance (Lindy hop, vernacular jazz and charleston mostly) performance and training group


The untutored sessions are open to people of all levels. Whether you are a seasoned artist or a newbie, this group offers the opportunity to practice and develop your drawing skills.

Thursday Choir Rebelles Voices

“London’s only choir for LGBT+ women, trans and non-binary people”. Non auditioning so anyone can come along  !


Ugly Duck is constantly collaborating with new and established artists and curators.
Browse below to see a selection of the events we’ve hosted in the past.
13 July 24

Les Nuages – Performance Fundraiser

Les Nuages will come to Ugly Duck on the 13th of July, for one performance only. A 30 minute version of this otherwordly piece directed and performed by Bea Bidault,…
8£ – 25£
22 — 23 June 24

@Disturbance 5

( Press release audio described available bellow ) Ugly Duck Bermondsey is excited to announce the first ever summer edition of @Disturbance, taking place on Saturday June 22 & Sunday…
Free – 20£
31 — 02 June 24


Elevenses is a group exhibition exploring ritual in all its forms. Since time immemorial, ritual has been central to human life. Religion, politics, popular culture; all these are accretions of…
8£ – 11£
02 — 03 May 24


Rev6lver is a participatory performance festival featuring five distinct one-on-one performances and one conference. One-on-one performance excels at creating intimate, personalised connections or immersive experiences. Like a revolver, it is…
Ugly Duck’s ground floors HUB and GARAGE are both fully accessible. The access route for wheelchair users is via the car park into the Garage. We have one fully accessible toilet. All toilets are gender neutral. There are benches and chairs accessible in the space to sit down. If you need us to help facilitate your visit to Ugly Duck please contact us at and we will do our best to help you to plan your visit. Ugly Duck is run by queer and queer “friendly” staff. All of us have basic training in inclusivity and accessibility.

Ugly Duck is a London based arts organisation that supports under-represented voices and emerging artists. 

Established in August 2012, their programme enables makers, community groups, professionals and the public to come together around unique cultural experiences and curated events.

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