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 hours                           33. US, Sierra Mountains, California, May 2014, 3 participants, 2 hours
34. US, ‘Elsewhere’ in Greensboro, 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