One lucky theatre company off on a package holiday of a different kind. This opportunity is applied for through an open call usually in spring.
Each year, as part of our Departure Lounge festival at Derby Theatre, we team up with the HopBarn in Southwell to offer a unique chance to go on an artistic retreat in the gorgeous Nottinghamshire countryside, alongside an opportunity to perform your work at Derby Theatre’s flagship contemporary performance festival Departure Lounge.
This is an opportunity for work made by artists of colour (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic – BAME) in recognition of the fact that these artists are currently underrepresented in contemporary theatre and Derby Theatre’s ambition to address this imbalance.
- Contemporary performance
- Work that fits a studio space
- Work that is 50mins – 1 hour long
- Work already in the process of development that will be finished by Friday 21 July
NB: we are also open to receiving split applications. This is where you would like to present a finished show at the festival but develop a different show at The HopBarn.
The demands of the festival mean that the show will have three hours to get-in & tech prior to performance, so please make sure this is achievable.
- Applicants who live or work within the Midlands
- Work that will be part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020. (Departure Lounge Festival is traditionally a platform for Edinburgh previews. Therefore we would like this opportunity to relieve some of the financial pressure of taking a show to Edinburgh by offering free rehearsal space and relieve some of creative pressure by offering a preview in a supportive and friendly environment)
The HopBarn provides a unique venue for music and the performing arts. Situated on a working farm in rural Nottinghamshire, The HopBarn is a redevelopment of a group of 18th Century agricultural buildings into a purpose developed centre for music, theatre and dance. Working with regional partners, companies and artists, The HopBarn seeks to create opportunities in supporting and nurturing new and emerging artistic practice.