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PLAY! Festival 2024: Event Proposal

PLAY! Festival 2024: Event Proposal

Applications are now closed for students and staff to propose an event for PLAY! Festival 2024.

Proposals will be considered by a panel including Dr Mary Dullea (Director of Performance), Dr Nick Hall (Head of Department, Media), Dr Rebecca McCutcheon (Senior Lecturer in Acting & Directing) and Dr Nathan James Dearden (Festival Manager & Lecturer in Music Composition). Successful proposals will each receive one assigned rehearsal/set-up slot (in event venue) and final event/performance slot. Any additional rehearsals are to be organised independently by the event proposer.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome in the week beginning 6 May 2024.

Important information

Please read carefully before submitting your application:

  • Events should be between 15 - 55 minutes in duration.
  • Use your creativity and imagination: you may want to rethink the event set-up, how the audience might engage with your event, or collaborate with a friend to devise an interestingly themed session? This is your opportunity to showcase you, your group's hard work and talent, or a chance to test-drive your ongoing research.
  • Festival events will take place in either the Boilerhouse Auditorium, Windsor Building Auditorium, Picture Gallery, or at one of our local partner venues – successful applicants will be allocated a suitable venue dependent on their needs and event details.
  • We welcome submissions from all art forms, including - but not limited to - concert performances, open air or promenade performances, contemporary, classical and world music and theatre, opera, dance performances or workshops, installations, tours, film, talks, lecture-recital, debate and media.
  • All events will be free admission to all and will be advertised to the general public.
  • Successful applicants will be allocated a date/time for their event to take place, a suitable venue, a front-of-house manager, and we will endeavour to provide you with any operational needs your outline in your application. We will not be able to provide you with a collaborator or accompanist, as we are looking for you to cater for this in your event proposal. 
  • Applications for PLAY! event proposals close at 12.00pm on Thursday, 2 May 2024
  • Any enquiries regarding the festival or application process should be addressed to:

Please note that the selection panel aims to host all submitted proposals, however with limited space and time we may ask proposers to amend their application and/or event details.