VOILA 2020

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Call for Proposals


London, UK 

9 - 22 November 2020


Calling artists and companies with a connection to Europe and something to say! We want to hear about your shows. 

Voila! Europe is the annual theatre rendez-vous of European theatre makers in London. Our curated programme is a border-busting mix of multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary performance.

It looks like this may be the last year that EU citizens can perform in the UK without a  visa. We’re still not sure what will happen in 2021, or what exactly it will mean to lose our freedom of movement... What we do know is that Europe is not the EU: Europe is culture, language, history, landscape, and a shared identity alongside our differences, whether we are citizens of France, Croatia, Hungary, Spain, Austria… or yes, the UK. We are Europe, all of us, together. We will continue to be European.

The Voila! 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. 

Join us for the 8th Voila! Festival taking place in London this autumn. We’ll be at The Cockpit, our original birthplace in West London, and in two performance spaces at Rich Mix in East London. There are opportunities to develop a brand new piece in residency at the festival, to perform in thrust, in the round​,​ or end-on. 


Applications will be accepted until 5th May, 2020.