Will Dickie

The Rave Space

Presented by Word of Warning

In Brief

A live documentary played out in the dance. A personal story on E’s and Euphoria.
It’s not what you think — this is something you never raved to before.

Venue + Booking Details (updated Tue 26 Feb)

Date: Thursday 28 February 2019, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Venue: NIAMOS, corner of Chichester Rd/Warwick St, Hulme, Manchester M15 5EU
Tickets: available to book online from Friday 1 February, Pay What You Decide (cash only) in person on the evening.
NB: if you find you can’t make it, please let us know so someone else can use the ticket.
Enquiries: 0161 232 6086 (Word of Warning office) / 07488 308 111 (on the night)

Access Information (updated Tue 26 Feb)

Age advisory: 18+. A standing event, some seats will be available for access.
With no interval, The Rave Space lasts approximately 90 minutes and is followed by a DJ set until 11pm (staying/dancing optional!).
Features a combination of spoken word, amplified music, flashing lights.
Please contact us for specific age + access information: you can get in touch with us by emailing info@habmcr.org or calling 0161 232 6086 (07488 308 111 on the night).

Please note: part of the charm of this event is the surroundings – the faded grandeur of Hulme’s NIAMOS – a gently decaying old theatre having life breathed back into it. All that atmosphere comes at a cost – it’s a big old unheated building – so please WRAP UP WARM, WEAR LAYERS, and be prepared to get moving.
Also: if you have any access requirements, please do talk to us first and we can try and meet the building’s challenges together.


A 90-minute mix of jungle music, immersive theatre, spoken word, and ritual within a DJ set — The Rave Space deconstructs the DJ’s role as a status symbol, creating an authentic nightclub experience that is at once intimate and transcendent.

Who is he?

Will is an artist and performance maker whose solo works have toured the UK + Ireland, including Memories of Suburbia (Glasgow’s Buzzcut; Battersea Arts Centre), Team of the Decades (Latitude Festival; Bristol’s In Between Time; Southbank Centre), and The Rave Space (Camden People’s Theatre; Cork’s Quarter Block Party).

He also works as an actor, dancer, DJ + director across art forms (recent collaborations include Abigail Conway, Rosana Cade + ZUUK), and works extensively with artists who are learning disabled.

What people have said about The Rave Space

…there is more to this than meets the eye and it deserves respect.
★★★★ remotegoat
…a brutal encounter with the self. It’s a brave performance, and is an act which jolts you awake.
A Younger Theatre


Collaborators: Chris Collins, Dan Canham, Hayley Hill, Mary Langthorne, Peader Kirk, Fabiola Santana | Header image: Suzi Corker Photography
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by Battersea Arts Centre, Camden People’s Theatre, Heart n Soul, Shoreditch Town Hall, South St, ZU-UK.


willdickie.co.uk | @Will_Dickie | Rave Space Textures on Mixcloud

Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019

Thu 28 Feb, 8pm (doors 7.30) PWYD | NIAMOS
The Rave Space
Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Baby Face
Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts
Haphazard 2019
Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
Works Ahead 2019
Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Forecast
(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)