BE FESTIVAL is committed to the development of artists at all stages of their careers. Companies who perform in the main festival programme are eligible for a series of performance and development related prizes. At the end of each set of evening performances, the audience will be asked for feedback to give to the artists and to vote for their favourite show.
The Awards Ceremony will begin after all the shows finish and all are welcome to join us for the festival closing party.
BE FESTIVAL 1st Prize
Supported by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama & Birmingham Repertory Theatre
£1500 plus a fully supported two-week creative residency in Birmingham and a performance of the full-length version of the winning show at next year’s festival.
MESS Festival Prize
The winning performance will be programmed and supported at the International Theatre Festival MESS in Sarajevo in autumn 2019.
Every night, each audience member will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite show with the most popular to be awarded the Audience Prize.