UpStage: playfully persistent since 2004!

On 9 January 2004, UpStage was officially launched as a unique artist-led platform for cyberformance – live, online performance. The platform and its global community of artists, developers and audiences has thrived, survived and playfully persisted for 20 years!

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Birthday cake from Vita cyberformativa, by Miljana Peric, at UpStage’s 10th birthday celebrations, 2014.

During 2024 we will celebrate this important milestone, beginning with a birthday party on 9th January. As UpStage has always existed in between time, the birthday party will happen twice, first at 20:00 Aotearoa/New Zealand time – as this is where UpStage was born – and then at 20:00 central European time.

Click here for time converters, the stage link and more information.

Everyone is warmly invited to celebrate with us on January 9th, and look out for further online fun and frolics throughout the year.


If you would like to give UpStage a birthday present, donations are always welcome!