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Calling all youth theatres

'Until They Kick Us Out' 12 (c) Brian Roberts
Young Everyman Playhouse. Until They Kick Us Out at the Everyman. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

The European Festival of Youth Theatre is looking for young companies from around the UK to take part in a festival in summer 2018.

We're part of an international collaboration with The Birmingham Repertory TheatreThe New Wolsey Theatre IpswichDerby Theatre & Belgrade Theatre Coventry and partners from across Europe.

Birmingham Rep, Everyman & Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre, Derby Theatre & Belgrade Theatre
Birmingham Rep, Everyman & Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre, Derby Theatre & Belgrade Theatre

Groups will go to Birmingham during the festival, take part in workshops, perform their own work and watch other youth theatre productions. 

We’re looking for productions that meet one or more of these criteria:  
Productions that capture the voice of young people
- Reflect the cultural diversity of the UK
- Address the issue of European identity

At this stage we are looking for expressions of interest from youth theatre companies who might want to take part in the festival.

Wednesday 31 May
Deadline // expressions of interest

After the deadline, a steering group of young people from the six UK partner theatres will read through the expressions of interest, where possible see the work and decide which productions are most appropriate for the festival.

Drop us an email with the following information:

Name of your group or company //
Name of lead contact //
Phone Number //
Email address //
Name of Production and writer //
Venue and dates of production (if confirmed) //
A brief explanation of how your production or company meets our criteria //