About

The Silent Dinners are an international performance art project based around a three course meal. 36 of these social sculptures have been hosted in 11 countries, 15 cities over the past ten years, for between 2 and 200 participants at a time. 

A Silent Dinner is a normal dinner party except the guests are requested:

  • Please do not use words or your voice.
  • Please don’t read or write
  • Try to make as little noise as possible
  • Don’t interact with technology
  • Stay for at least 2 hours

The Silent Dinners have become an intimate, embodied, cross cultural portrayal of an era; highlighting globalisation, the changing nature of communication, and the space between people. And they are a lot of fun. 

For details on how and where to attend, follow this blog so you get notified of the next event, or see the attend page for ones we have coming up.

Performances:

  1.  Germany, Cologne, 2006. 2 participants. 2 hours.
  2. Germany, Cologne, 2007. 4 participants. 7 hours.
  3. Australia, Sydney. 2007. 2 participants. 4 hours
  4. Australia, Sydney. 2007. 5 participants. 2 hours
  5. Australia, Sydney. 2007. 2 participants. 4 hours
  6. Australia, Sydney. 2007. 9 participants. 5 hours
  7. China, Shanghai. 2008. 15 participants. 2 hours
  8. China, NanTong. 2008. 8 participants. 1.5 hours
  9. Australia, Sydney. 2008. 4 participants. 3 hours
  10. Australia, Sydney. 2009. 8 participants. 5 hours
  11. Australia, Melbourne, 2009. 7 participants. 3 hours
  12. Australia, Sydney, 2009. 22 participants, 6 hours.
  13. Australia, Sydney Fringe Festival 2010. 24 participants. 3 hours.
  14. Australia, Sydney Fringe Festival 2010. 23 participants. 3 hours.
  15. Australia, Sydney Fringe Festival 2010. 23 participants. 3 hours.
  16. China, Shanghai, 2011. 15 participants, 5 hours.
  17. Scotland, Edinburgh, August 2011. 12 participants. 4 hours.
  18. Australia, Sydney. 2011. 8 participants. 4 hours.
  19. Lebanon, Beirut, Jan 19th, 2012. 40 participants. 3 hours
  20. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Jan 28th 2012. 15 Participants. 2 hours
  21. Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, March 14th, 2012. 20 participants. 2 hours
  22. Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, March 15th, 2012. 25 participants. 2 hours
  23. Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, March 16th, 2012. 25 participants. 2 hours
  24. US, New York, August 6th, 2012. 47 participants. 2.5 hours
  25. Mexico City, August, 2012. 11 participants. 3.5 hours
  26. Australia, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Oct 4 2012, 30 participants, 2.5 hrs
  27. Australia, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Oct 5 2012, 35 participants, 4 hours
  28. Australia, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Oct 6 2012, 30 participants, 3 hours
  29. Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Mar 6 2013, 25 participants, 2 hours
  30. Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Mar 7 2013, 27 participants, 2.5 hours
  31. Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Mar 8 2013, 27 participants, 3 hours
  32. Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Mar 9 2013, 26 participants, 2.5 hour
  33. US, Sierra Mountains, California, May 2014, 3 participants, 2 hours
  34. US, ‘Elsewhere’ Living Art Museum, NC, Oct 2014, 15 participants, 2 hours
  35. Australia, Sydney Fringe Festival, Sept 26 2015, 200 participants, 2.5 hours
  36. Spain, Barcelona with the Goethe Institute, Nov 2014, 23 participants, 2 hours
  37. Australia, Sydney Fringe Festival, Sept 24 2016, 200 participants, 2 hours.