Duke of York Steps

Art Night: Duke of York Steps, ICA

Duke of York Steps
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH

The Duke of York Steps are a majestical set of three tiers of steps that run from Waterloo Place just below Piccadilly Circus to The Mall. They take their name from the Duke of York Column, a monument to Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (the second son of King George III), found at the top of the steps. The column was designed by Benjamin Dean Wyatt in 1832, and the bronze statue by Sir Richard Westmacott in 1834.

Linder presents a new durational performance for the Duke of York Steps next to the ICA in homage to architects Alison and Peter Smithson’s House of the Future and the iconic 1970s film Donkey Skin by Jacques Demy. It will combine dance, music, performance, costume and imagery, creating a live tableaux on the stage of the stairs – forming a contemporary fairy tale that considers transformation as a state of mind.

How to get there

  • Public transport - Plan your journey using Transport for London's Journey Planner or call Transport for London on 020 7222 1234.
  • London Underground - The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus. To reach the Duke of York Steps from Charing Cross follow the signs for Trafalgar Square. Head through Admiralty Arch near the south west corner, on to The Mall. The Steps are located approximately 50 metres on the right hand side. To reach them from Piccadilly Circus head down Lower Regent Street to Waterloo Place.
  • Rail - The nearest train staion is Charing Cross. Plan your journey with National Rail.
  • Bus - There is a bus stop on nearby Trafalgar Square or Cockspur Street. Please note that no bus services operate on The Mall. Bus Countdown information from Transport for London.
  • Bike - There are bike racks for locking bikes at the top of the Duke of York Steps. Directly behind the ICA on the corner of Waterloo place and Carlton House Terrace is a London Cycle Hire docking station. You can use Cyclestreets to plan your cycle journey.
  • Car - There is no parking on The Mall but the main entrance of ICA, right next to the Steps is available for dropping off passengers. There are metered parking bays in Waterloo Place and Carlton House Terrace, and there are also car parks in Whitcombe St and Spring Gardens, both off Trafalgar Square.

Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that transforms London for one summer night on 2 July 2016. Your ticket does not guarantee entry, however ticket holders are given priority on the evening. To ensure entry we advise that you arrive in good time.

Please note that all tickets for Art Night events are available for collection at the relevant venue and cannot be collected from the ICA Box Office. For collection please bring your confirmation email or any form of ID which matches the name on your booking. E-tickets are also valid and can be printed or presented on any mobile device. Please see our terms and conditions.

For any queries concerning your booking, please contact the ICA Box Office on 020 7930 3647 or sales@ica.org.uk. For general information about the festival and the programme please contact hello@artnight.london

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