An owl tamer, a bear in red heels, a dancer from a bygone era: Sylvia Rimat creates original solo performances with a pinch of the surreal.

Rimat deftly blends theatre and live art. She encourages her audience to interact playfully with elements of video, new technologies, animals (imagined and real) and fragments of dance. Consciousness, memory and the imagination are recurring themes, coupled with personal experiences and a process that begins with collaboration. Rimat works with specialists from fields including Neuroscience, Mathematics, Psychology and Astrology, in the early development of her shows. Her research culminates in intelligent, humourous performances that are equally entertaining and thought-provoking.

Born in Germany, Sylvia Rimat is based in Bristol, UK. She performs in theatres, galleries and public spaces. Her work has been presented throughout the UK, Europe and in Australia, including the British Council Showcase at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London’s Barbican Centre in SPILL Festival, In Between Time Festival (Bristol), various venues in Denmark, Poland, Germany and Spain, and in festivals in Australia (Perth, Sydney). Sylvia is a member of artist-led collective Residence in Bristol.



The skill of Rimat's performance lies in the way she marries the magic of the theatre with the fantasies of the virtual.
a_n review by Mary Paterson on Imagine Me To Be There
The UK's answer to Miranda July
British Council
Witty, thought-provoking and brutally honest
ICIA Arts Ambassadors Review
A total delight from start to finish.
Total Theatre on If You Decide To Stay


Sylvia is touring her work in the UK and internationally. She is interested in taking part in residencies and in meeting new artists, communities and networks. She is available for talks about her artistic practice, post-show Q&As and can provide tailored workshops related to her performances.
Read an interview with Sylvia by Performing Lines, Western Australia
Read a feature about Sylvia's work by Maddy Costa, Exeunt
Watch a British Council video trailer about Sylvia's show 'I Guess If The Stage Exploded...'
Download a regularly updated copy of Sylvia's Artist CV