ZU-UK Presents Binaural Dinner Date

Thu 16th November - Sat 9th December

What are the do’s and don’ts of a first date? What questions need to be asked and what questions need to be avoided at all costs? Following sold-out previews in July, ZU-UK bring you the world première of interactive performance Blind Dinner Date at Gerry's Kitchen.

Make sure to use the link below to select your dating preferences after you've booked!


You are the date.

Are you looking for love? Aren’t we all? What if you could find it for an evening, without having to think about what to say and how to behave? What if someone - a waiter... a DJ... a heartbroken lonely actor... - was there for you?

In Binaural Dinner Date a voice in your ear guides you through the perfect date. What is the worst that could happen? Getting to know the depths of another human being, and perhaps even yourself? Oh, and you get a free drink.

Part interactive performance, part dating agency, Blind Dinner Date invites genuine applications from individuals looking for love, or existing couples who simply want a very different dating experience.

WARNING: do not come if you are fundamentally opposed to falling in love

Find out more:

Binaural Dinner Date had 12 sold-out preview performances earlier this year.

International Arts Manager - article
Disclaimer Magazine - article


Please follow instructions below very carefully before you attend.

Once you have booked your tickets, please use this link to inform ZU-UK of your dating preferences.

If performances are sold out, and you couldn't get a ticket - simply sign up for the waiting list and we’ll be in touch as soon as a ticket becomes available.


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ZU-UK want to make art for people who don’t think it’s for them in spaces art does not usually inhabit

Jorge Lopes Ramos, Executive Director

Formerly known as Zecora Ura and Para-Active, ZU-UK have been making live art works since 2001. We have an international reputation for creating high quality, critically acclaimed socially engaged performances and digital artworks that put the audience at the centre of the experience.

ZU-UK believes that when individuals are not underestimated, the strength of the collective experience builds thoughtful, playful and engaged communities. The more fractured the world becomes, the more out of touch we are with the rituals that unite us with our sense of self, and the essential desire to connect meaningfully. Therefore, ZU-UK seek to design secular contemporary rituals as an invitation to ease loneliness and make communities out of our audiences.

Art must not remain confined to traditional venues if it is to reach as diverse an audience as possible

Persis Jadé Maravala, Artistic Director

We work with whatever is at the company’s disposal to create extraordinary experiences for our audiences. ZU-UK don’t limit ourselves to particular artistic disciplines as we believe the form should suit the idea, and not the other way round. Therefore the form our work takes will change depending on each new artistic proposition.

Our six hour, overnight performance Hotel Medea (2009-2012) is considered a pioneer of what is today referred to as ‘immersive theatre’. ZU-UK’s work on the Dramaturgy of Participation has been widely written about and forms the basis for the company’s approach to audience experience.

We believe artists should champion their practice as a vital contributor to political discourse and cultural debate. ZU-UK have a rich history of cross-disciplinary collaboration which enables us to constantly questions our assumptions about art and art-making. This approach also allows us to constantly experiment with new methods of producing live art works and of finding different ways of articulating our practice to new communities.

Selected Recent Press

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ZU-UK launches new MA Programme

DRIFT International Residency


Economies of Experience

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