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Open Callout for Border-Busting Performances, Voila! Europe Theatre Festival


Voila! Europe is an annual theatre rendez-vous in London, bringing together British and European theatre makers. Our curated programme is a border-busting mix of multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary performance. Now, we want to hear your ideas for the November 2018 festival.

The Festival is a place for artists to take risks. 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 European creative collaborations, bilingual comedies, new writing, adaptations, devised theatre, solo performance, puppetry, clowning, circus, dance, music, stand-up, family shows, and more.

Join us for the 6th Voila! Europe Theatre Festival in venues across the capital. The Cockpit, Etcetera Theatre, and Applecart Arts offer 2-6 night runs, and there are opportunities to develop a brand new piece in residency at the festival. In addition to our three performance spaces, our new festival hub will host events for artists and audiences where everyone is welcome to be part of the Voila! Europe community.

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