Menagerie Theatre: Hidden Voices

Menagerie Theatre are seeking three professional standard theatre productions/performances to be developed and shared as part of Hotbed Theatre Festival 2024 (19-21 July).

As a Hidden Voices supported production you will receive a grant of £1500 towards your development and performance costs, along with bespoke artistic support from the Menagerie team.

The artist/company these productions/performances are created and presented by must be from, or have a strong connection to, the East/South East of England.

They are particularly interested in working with artists/companies that define themselves as ‘under-represented’ or are ‘under the Radar’ in the industry.

Important dates:

  • Info Webinar: March 8th 12:15 -1pm *
  • Submission Deadline: March 25th (5pm)
  • Interview Meetings with first round selection of artists: April 8/11th
  • Artist selection announcement: April 19th
  • Production Development support: May 1st – July 11th
  • Hotbed Festival Performances (one performance): July 19th – 21st

*For further information and to sign-up for the webinar please visit the website

How to apply:

Please email the following to by 5pm, Monday March 25th 2024:

  • Short video (no longer than 3 minutes) pitching us your idea/project
  • 250 words introducing us to you/your company
  • Any other relevant documents or information (script, trailer, mood board, etc)

*If for any reason you are unable to apply in the above outlined format, please feel free to use the method that suits you best with the above as a guide.

For any questions relating to this commission, please contact Sarah at

Please visit the website for further details and the full brief

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 25th March

Source: BBC Writers

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