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OPEN CALL for Voila! Europe theatre festival in London

Calling all multilingual troubadours, travelling minstrels, intercultural creatives, linguistic explorers, juggling polyglots, translated artists, cross-nation activists, and European theatre companies.

For its 5th year, Voila! festival becomes Voila! Europe and will be bigger and bolder than ever.

Voila! Europe is a non Brexit-fearing festival whose mission is to bust the barriers of language and showcase plays from around Europe & the UK to the multi-national audiences of London. From new writing by emerging artists to classics revisited by well-loved companies, Voila! celebrates diversity in performing arts, multiple languages, and fearless creatives. 

Broadening out from being a francophone festival to include more languages spoken on the European continent and expanding from one theatre to other venues in the city, Voila will program more work and provide additional platforms for exchange in the arts.

Voila is looking for shows in multiple languages, or translated/adapted from plays originally in a European language, as well as new writing with casts and creatives from the UK and the european continent! They accept all genres of shows, (music, theatre, performance art, dance) provided they are less than 60 mins long.

Voila! Europe will take place in London from the 8th to the 18th of November 2017 at The Cockpit, Etcetera Theatre Camden, and more venues to be announced.

The festival will provide 2 or 3 performance slots in one of the festival venues with production and technical assistance, printed brochures, a professional PR and online marketing, in exchange for a 50% box office split and a £70 admin fee (for selected companies).

Voila will apply for funding to help companies from outside London with travel and accommodation/admin fees.

Please download the APPLICATION FORM and send it in before the 15th of May to voilafest@thecockpit.org.uk