APPLICATIONS FOR BE 2016 ARE NOW OPEN – DEADLINE: 15/12/2015 – 23:00 Be Festival


This year’s festival has an action packed programme featuring artists from nine European countries. Every night there are four theatre, dance and circus related performances each no longer than thirty minutes. An interval dinner is served on the main stage where audiences, actors and staff sit down and eat together under the spotlights. After the shows, relax in the festival hub with a drink and enjoy a programme of live music and DJs. Browse the festival brochure here.
Each day of the festival there will be workshops taking place between 10.30am and 1.30pm. Led by international performers and directors, the workshops will focus on a range of acting and performance styles and techniques. Attendance is open to participating companies, festival volunteers, Midlands-based artists, students and interested audience members. Sign up for the workshops at the festival’s Hub when you collect your tickets. Limited capacity. Browse the festival brochure here.
There is a new democratic dynamic at play affecting how we think about our role in building a fair and harmonious society. This has given rise to a renewed sense of collectivism both locally and globally. Visual arts installations will explore the theme of modern democracy and participation and talks will give audiences the opportunity to chat with actors, artists and academics and analyse and discuss each other’s perspectives. Browse the festival brochure here.