Theatrefullstop will team with 3 pub theatre’s; The Bread and Roses, Canal Cafe and Ye Olde Rose and Crown to present the 2nd Pub Theatre Festival set to be staged from March – April 2018. This year’s festival witnessed 14 emerging theatre companies present their works at both the Lion and Unicorn Theatre and Etcetera Theatre over 2 weekends in April to supportive audiences.


The aim is to encourage current drama school and university students, graduates and artists currently in the acting industry considering creating a show to stage their works to a paying audience. The festival will take place over 3 weekends in March and April (Friday and Saturday) and will allow for groups with a max of 3 performers to showcase 30 minutes of work. A total of 20 acts will have the opportunity to showcase their work at one of the 3 venues.

Day passes will be available to purchase if you wish to watch all shows.

Making your first steps into staging your own works after higher education can be a tough task. There’s plenty to think about as you’re not only creating and devising your own works, you’re having to bear in mind the marketing and financial aspects of a show. What the Pub Theatre Festival looks to do is to create a launchpad for the voices of tomorrow. Everyone has to start from somewhere, and with a little support, possibilities can be endless.

In order for performers to be considered, you must submit a bio about yourself and your theatre company, a synopsis of your piece and any other supporting material (video clips/script/photos etc). You must have a finalised idea rather than just an idea you are currently working on.

Submissions will open on Saturday 1st July and will close on Friday 1st December. Submissions are to be made to Lucy Basaba at


Written by Theatrefullstop