4 – 24 NOVEMBER 2024

at The Cockpit, Applecarts Arts, Barons Court Theatre, Theatre Deli, The Questors Theatre – Studio, The Space Theatre, Upstairs at the Gatehouse & Camden People’s Theatre & Playground Theatre

VOILA! THEATRE FESTIVAL IS BACK! After celebrating 10 years at The Cockpit in 2022, we took a short break last year in order to relaunch with a new festival model. We are delighted to announce that we are joining forces with a host of new venues to showcase even more panlingual theatre across London this November! The festival is produced by The Cockpit and expanded thanks to support from Arts Council England.

Voila! Theatre Festival is a place for artists to create, to connect, and to celebrate collaboration. We support individuals and companies to make a daring leap: presenting a new piece of work, touring to a new audience, or translating a play into a new language. Our previous programmes have included cross-cultural mash-ups, adaptations, bilingual comedies, devised theatre, solo performance, puppetry, clowning, circus, dance, music, stand-up, family shows, and more.

We embrace an entrepreneurial fringe model in order to platform emergent theatre: contemporary artist-led work that responds to our world with a sense of urgency. We support and mentor theatre makers to take the next steps in self-producing their work, bypassing institutional gatekeepers. Voila! creates a home for artists to speak in their own voice, in their own accent, and in their own language.

If you are an artist or company making genre-defying, multilingual, border-busting theatre, we want to hear from you!

Applications open on 11 March and close on 22 April via Eventotron. All applicants will be notified by 7 June 2024. 

We will hold a Q&A with Voila! Festival directors Amy Clare Tasker & Katharina Reinthaller on 4 April at 6:00pm UK Time. Register here for the live Zoom session.

Please read the festival FAQs before applying.