The Empathy Experiment 2.0

THE EMPATHY EXPERIMENT is an award-winning solo spoken word show by multiple slam-winning Canadian poet Rose Condo.

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    20 Jan

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    Holding Cell

    The Old Courts
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    Doors open

In 2019, Canadian poet Rose Condo created The Empathy Experiment, asking if empathy was facing extinction because of our addictions to mobile devices. Rose won Best Spoken Word Show at the 2019 Greater Manchester Fringe, received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, and was shortlisted for Best Spoken Word show at the 2020 Saboteur Awards.


And then … the world changed.

And soon … Rose’s relationship with her phone completely changed.


Rose brings a revised version of the show to live audiences. Still a careful blend of poetry and prose, The Empathy Experiment 2.0 now looks different in a post-pandemic climate. In this one-hour performance, Rose explores new questions about our relationship with – and to – technology in this modern age.


‘An example of why we so desperately need to campaign for the survival of the arts’– Northern Soul

‘A relevant and enthralling piece of work’ – The Reviews Hub

Plus, support from Wigan Poet Louise the Poet

Stage times:
Doors 7:30pm
Support: Louise The Poet 8:00pm – 8:20pm
Interval: 8:20pm – 8:40pm
Rose Condo: 8:40pm – 10:00pm

Reserved  Seating– Seats are selected at the time of booking and reserved for you at the event.

  • The Holding Cell is within the Bailiff Bar.
  • Main entrance accessible via steps.
  • A ramp is available for wheelchair users.
  • An accessible toilet can be found in this venue.
  • There is no lift in our building.
  • Blue badge holders are entitled to park on the single yellow line on Crawford Street during its times of operation for up to 3 hours without charge.
Holding Cell
  • Performance Time: 8:00pm

  • Age Suitability & Warning: Age Suitability: 18+ Strong Language

  • Accessibility: Find out more >

  • Tickets: You should receive your ticket confirmation within 24 hours of booking. Please check your junk and spam folders. If you still haven’t received anything, please call Quaytickets on 0343 208 6015.