Be Festival


BE FESTIVAL is currently evaluating this year’s activity following the challenging and unprecedented time we are all going through.

However we are committed to offering opportunities where we can, and we will upload any volunteering positions we might have here.

You can also follow us on social media for updates about the festival and any future opportunities.

If you want to know a bit more about volunteering for BE FESTIVAL, keep reading below!

About volunteering

BE FESTIVAL is dedicated to bringing the best emerging European theatre companies and visual artists to Birmingham and beyond. We offer valuable and innovative development opportunities to artists and the Birmingham community and seek to engage with audiences in unique and innovative ways.

BE FESTIVAL is an intense and exciting environment. It creates opportunities to connect and meet others, giving you an experience that goes beyond the programme. A dedicated and thoughtful volunteer network makes a huge difference not only for the smooth running of the festival but with helping create these experiences for our audiences and everyone involved.

In any of our volunteer roles you may expect to:

  • Support with get ins and get outs of festival venues.
  • Support our production teams.
  • Help with dinner service.
  • Gain valuable experience in Marketing and Print Distribution
  • Form part of our Front of House team, welcoming, ushering audience into performances.
  • Expect the unexpected! The vibrant nature of the festival may require adapting to various tasks and multiple roles

In return for your time you will:

  • Be encouraged to artistically contribute ideas to decorating of the HUB
  • Gain valuable experience of working in hospitality – working behind a bar, food service and cash handling
  • Gain valuable experience of working with an international theatre festival
  • Meet and form a part of an incredible community of audience and artists
  • See incredible performances for free (depending on which days you volunteer and availability)
  • Receive free access to festival workshops
  • Receive free food during the festival (on the days you volunteer)

We are not recruiting at the moment but if you still want to contact us you can email us on

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