The pandemic has presented a challenge and an opportunity to expand what we mean by “theatre.” With our online programming, we aim to preserve theatre’s liveness and create a sense of community between artists and audiences. As a multidisciplinary festival, we are also interested in the intersection of theatre and film, mixing live and pre-recorded material.
Consider the trade-offs between live online performance vs streaming a pre-recorded performance. If it’s live, the audience can interact with and influence the show and the performers. If it’s pre-recorded, there’s less risk of something going wrong, and you may be able to use more cinematic techniques and visual effects. We can create an opportunity for the audience to gather together at a live watch party to view the pre-recorded video.
Please let us know why you think a pre-recorded performance and live watch party is the best format for your show in your application.
The venue offers: an advance technical meeting with our broadcast department, plus a technician for a 30-minute tech rehearsal on the day of the first performance and an operator for all performances.
Number of performances: 1 watch party event on Saturday or Sunday afternoon & your pre-recorded video will be available to watch on demand throughout the festival.
Digital Platform: The video will be hosted on The Cockpit’s On Demand platform. Pre-recorded content must be delivered to The Cockpit at least 2 weeks before the festival starts. The watch party event will be hosted on The Cockpit’s Zoom account.
Capacity: 95 audience members as standard; as ticket sales increase, it is possible to upgrade the Zoom account to accommodate up to 500 audience members.
Contract & Finance: The venue will contract the companies directly upon acceptance to the festival. Tickets will be £10, plus a booking fee of £1 per ticket. There is no VAT applicable on ticket sales. The venue and the performing company will split the net box office 70/30 in favour of the company Our box office income estimator is intended to give you a reasonable estimate of your show’s potential income.
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