BE FESTIVAL 2019 : 27 JUNE – 06 JULY #BEFESTIVAL19 Be Festival


BE Next

Get involved with BE Next

You can:

  1. Try something new
  2. Learn new skills
  3. Attend FREE workshops (with travel expenses covered)
  4. Gain a recognised qualification through Arts Award
  5. Work with professional artists
‘I really enjoyed it, it has been really exciting to be part of’

‘Doing BE Next was an amazing experience which gave me a lot of confidence about speaking my home language’

‘The BE Next performance was very professionally delivered…I thought they were a very confident and articulate group.’

The current BE Next team includes:

Balisha Karra – Co-Producer

Ruth Harvey – Co-Producer

Catherine Butler – Assistant Producer

The next BE Next project will take place in July 2017 at REP Birmingham. For more information about the project and how to get involved email Balisha Karra.

With the support of:

Arts Council England

Birmingham City Council

Children in Need

mac Birmingham

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

And all our generous supporters through Kickstarter

Workshops at BE FESTIVAL

Following the success of BE FESTIVAL’s programme of workshops in previous years, we want to continue offering the public and our visiting companies the experience of working with highly-regarded established practitioners.

As well as being open to participating companies and festival volunteers, we will offer a limited number of places to Midlands-based artists, students and interested audience members, with sign-up available in advance.

This scheme offers the public a clear opportunity for meaningful engagement, becoming active, creative and important contributors to BE FESTIVAL. We also believe the workshop-leaders will gain a great deal from sharing their practise with like-minded professionals and interested amateurs.

During the festival there will be free training workshops at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Workshops during the rest of the year

Bring international theatre artists to your students
Give your students the opportunity to experience European theatre workshops and talks with BE FESTIVAL

Workshops and residencies are available with our top international artists, and can be tailored to suit the needs of your students. Content of workshops could include:
• Physical theatre
• Clowning
• Dance
• Devised work
• Directing
• Choreography

Our performing artists are available for talks and debates about European Theatre Practice and the BE FESTIVAL team are available to give talks about different aspects of programming and managing a European Theatre Festival.

Workshops, residencies and talks are available throughout the year, with different artists available at different times. We will work with you to design a workshop programme that is right for your group.

Prices start at £60 per hour for talks and £175 per half day for workshops, plus travel expenses if your venue is more than 10 miles from Birmingham City Centre. Fees can be negotiated for longer residencies, which can result in creation of a performance.

To book workshops and talks please contact Jenny Smith via email: