Theatre Fest West Symposium - Bursaries and additional travel expenses available


Now in its fifth year, Theatre Fest West is Salisbury Playhouse’s annual festival which celebrates theatre made in the South West. Salisbury Playhouse have partnered up with Trowbridge Arts, Salisbury Arts Centre, The Pound, Coresham and Wiltshire Music Centre for the 2016 festival, which will see over 30 events taking place across all five venues, showcasing contemporary theatre, new writing, dance and family shows from some of the South West’s most exciting theatre makers.

The Symposium

Salisbury PlayhouseTheatre BristolTake Art and Activate invite anyone working in theatre* in the South West to come together for a day to celebrate the launch of Theatre Fest West. Expect a day of lively, meaningful conversations to share ideas about opportunities for the future. Join artists and industry professionals from across the South West who will lead discussions and sessions, give talks, present case studies and facilitate lots of opportunities for ideas sharing. These include exploring new touring models, breaking down producing hierarchies, cultivating sustainable practice and celebrating theatre in the South West. And please bring your ideas too. This day is about thinking around corners and working together to make even more brilliant work for audiences across the region.

Speakers/session leaders include: Gareth Machin and Jo Newman from Salisbury Playhouse,Katie Keeler and Mel Scaffold from Theatre Bristol, Kate Wood and Wendy Petitdemange from Activate, Sarah Peterkin and Mark Helyar from Take Art, Phil Hindson and Adam Gent from Arts Council England,Tim Crouch and Gemma Paintin from Action Hero, Anna Himali Howard from Breach Theatre, Stephanie Jalland from Hoodwink, and Niki McCretton (Stuff and Nonsense Theatre/The Lyric, Bridport). 

The symposium will be followed by a rehearsed reading of Stand Fast’s Motherland by Silva Semerciyan at 5pm and a showing of Theatre Ad Infinitum’s brand new piece Bucket List at 7.45pm. (All South West Theatre Symposium ticket holders will be able to book Bucket List  for only £9) 

Activate are offering 5 £10 bursaries for this now sold out symposium; 2 of these bursaries will also cover additional travel expenses, for those willing to drive and take 3 other atists.

Please contact Wendy Petitdemange at to apply for a bursary.

Closing date: 
Thursday 17th March 2016
How to apply: 

This event is now sold out. Please contact Wendy Petitdemange for one of our 5 reserved bursairies still available. 

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How to apply

This event is now sold out. Please contact Wendy Petitdemange for one of our 5 reserved bursairies still available. 

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