The Box & Barbican Theatre

Identity Parade: A Fashion Show With A Twist ***SOLD OUT***

For ages 16+
Fri 27 May
Doors/Bar Open: 7:30pmShowtime: 8pm
Approx 2 hrs inc interval
Pay What You Can (min £5)


This event has now SOLD OUT.

To be added to the ticket waiting list please email

The Box & Barbican Theatre present 'Identity Parade' - a fashion show with a twist and a showcase for some of Plymouth and the South West’s most exciting designers, creatives and brands. Come and see their creations on the catwalk as they respond to a range of themes and mix it up with DJs, dancers and divas.
From red carpet couture to amazing accessories, this is a fashion show all about identity: individual identity, community identity and Plymouth’s identity in the world of fashion.
Identity Parade is inspired by ‘Dress Code – Fashion Stories from The Box' (until 4 September) – the city’s first exhibition dedicated to fashion. ‘Dress Code’ spans the 1700s to the present day and includes everything from lace to latex.
There will be 12 runway categories:
Fashion is Forever (Sustainability)
Hiding in Plain Sight (Social Camouflage & Alt Culture)
Electro-cute (Wearable Tech & Neon)
Serving Accessories (Accessories & Footwear)
Historic C’est Chic  (Historical & Vintage) 
Fishy realness (Sea, Feminine, Water, Coastal) 
Off Your Head (Headwear & Hair)
Wet & Wild (Swimwear, Beachwear & Wetsuits) 
Ring In The Changes (A Changeable Look ) 
Serving High Fashion: (High Fashion & Couture) 
DressCode (Identity - Being Your 'You')
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Live DJ

Identity Parade will feature a live set from DJ Adeevah who uses music to connect, celebrate and spread good vibes to the crowd. Booty bouncing, sweat drippin’ and good vibes is what Adeevah is all about. With a mix of Ballroom, Vogue, UK Funky, and Baile Funk guaranteed to get you living your best life on the dancefloor. Adeevah is also a member of Booty Bass, a collective of female and non binary DJ’s from Bristol and London.

Tickets - Pay What You Can

This is a Pay What You Can event which means you choose what the show is worth to you! You can decide to pay the minimum price of £5. Or if you'd like to would like to pay more to help Barbican Theatre and The Box to continue to produce events like this for a very low ticket price, you can choose a higher amount.
Looking around at other events going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £15
Tickets can only be booked via The Box Website which you can access here

Venue Info

The Box
Tavistock Place


This performance has unreserved seating and some standing space. Seats / standing spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis on the evening. If you require accessible seats please email The Box

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Queer District Collective are our event sponsor. QDC is a meeting space for queer individuals, groups and their allies which creates and supports activity on Plymouth’s queer district of the Bretonside area and beyond, to empower those who belong to the LGBTQ+ community and to strengthen their right.
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Bogey Knights are our Runway Sponsor. Bogey Knights is the oldest surplus shop in the UK, located in Devonport, Plymouth – an Aladdin’s cave for a diverse collection of makers, fixers and creators. We deal in everything surplus - wood, textiles, chandlery, including ropes that have sailed the seven seas and a whole host of weird and wonderful items. Ticket holders can save 20% at Bogey Knights on Sat 28 May & Sun 29 May when they show their ticket.

We'd also like to thank...

Barbican Botanics are our Bar Sponsor, providing a free drink for ticket holders on arrival to the show. Attendees will also receive a 10% discount off their bill at Barbican Botanics  Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May 2022. Visit Barbican Botanics website


Drake Circus shopping mall are our DressCode runway category sponsor. Visit the Drake Circus website
Plymouth History Festival are our Historic C'est Chic runway category sponsor. Visit the Plymouth History Festival website.
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