About Us

The Performance Theatre is an annual meeting of leaders, thinkers, influencers and doers from around the world.

We gather under a shared conviction that we need to ‘reinvent growth’ – be it personal, commercial or economic – so that it: works with rather than against nature; benefits the many rather than a small elite; and delivers value over the long term as well as the short.

Each year we go to a different location; we have previously travelled to Singapore, London, Oslo, Lisbon, Istanbul, Beijing, Germany and beyond. And each year we are guided by a globally relevant theme. Our local partners give the Theatre and its theme a firm grounding in our host country’s context, culture and community.

At a time of uncertainty and disruption, we try to provide a 36-hour safe space for leaders from different sectors to learn, explore, reflect, and question accepted wisdom. Participation is by invitation only.

We draw inspiration from the arts – especially but not exclusively the performing arts – to catalyse introspection and inspire future-fit leadership. We believe that our immersive programme’s use of arts-inspired interaction models help participants engage with leadership challenges in new ways. We keep passive listening to a minimum, and design sessions to emphasise learning, discovery and practice connected to our theme.

An overview of the two-day programme, subject to change, is given below.