The Big Shows

Grand Union is celebrated for its large-scale shows involving student and amateur performers from across the whole community, as well as professional performers. They also reflect life in Britain today, and the experience of the performers themselves.

Here is a 2-minute 'snapshot' and 20 minutes of highlights from our current flagship show Undream'd Shores:


UNDREAM'D SHORES portrays vividly and movingly the experience of migration. It offers great opportunities for local choirs, cultural groups and student ensembles - especially those who are migrants themselves, or come from migrant families - to take part in a spectacular performance. More information here.

AFTER CABLE STREET was created to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the notorious Battle of Cable Street in East London, but is now being developed UK-wide, again giving local communities a voice in response to  the challenges we face in our rapidly changing society. More information here.

SONG OF CONTAGION, to be premiered in Wilton's Music Hall in June 2017, looks at the inequality in health provision worldwide, and our attitudes to diseases and how they are treated. More information here.

We have also produced comparable cross-cultural shows internationally - notably in Paris and the South of France, Lisbon and Setubal, Dhaka and Melbourne. More information here.

Latest News

Huge success of Song of Contagion!

Fantastic audience responses to the recent shows Wilton's Music Hall

New BBC interview

Director Tony Haynes talks to Jimoke Fashola about this week's premiere of Song of Contagion. Skip to 02.52.04 to listen.

Song of Contagion promo video released

Featuring a taste of the music you will hear in our spectacular new show and interviews from the musicians involved

Booking opens for Song of Contagion!

Wilton's Music Hall, June 13th to 17th: tickets now on sale for our spectacular new show

Dates announced for 2017 Summer School

Our fourth annual Summer School runs from July 31st to August 3rd, Goldsmiths College, South London.

Exciting plans unveiled for 2017!

GUO's programme for the new year includes a brand new show at Wilton's Music Hall and a return to Portugal.

Remembering Cable Street

Video of The Beast is Back by Tony Haynes, recorded at the GUO commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street in October

High praise for GUO music education project

Read about Music Untamed at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, supported by the Mayor's Music Fund

Band Off The Wall

Inspired by the Peace Mural at Dalston Junction, Grand Union has launched a new street band for Hackney

GUO tracks are now available online...

Grand Union CDs and individual numbers can now be streamed from Spotify or bought from iTunes

Full-length DVD of Undream'd Shores

A DVD of the acclaimed Hackney Empire production is now available from the GUO online shop.

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