Closing date for completed applications is 1 September 2015.

The fourth Theatre Fest West at Salisbury Playhouse was a resounding success, showcasing performances from some of the region’s most exciting theatre makers.
Salisbury Playhouse is now on the lookout for companies to perform at the Theatre Fest West 2016, and would love to hear from artists who are either based in, or have stories to tell about the South West.
Salisbury Playhouse is delighted to be working with Salisbury Arts Centre, The Pound, Corsham, Wiltshire Music Centre and Trowbridge Arts for next year’s festival, to provide companies with the opportunity to tour their work across the region.
Working with a range of venue partners for next year’s festival means that there are also opportunities for artists across disciplines, including visual art, dance and music. In addition to the strand of Theatre Fest West which showcases exciting contemporary theatre for an adult audience, there will be a Fest West family programme, offering performance opportunities for theatre companies who make work for children and families alike.
Now in it’s fourth year, Theatre Fest West has become an important part of the region’s theatre calender, a festival which ensures that the South West voice has a strong presence on the national stage. In the past Theatre Fest West has showcased performances from Forest Forge Theatre Company, Theatre Alibi, Up In Arms, Kilter Theatre and Pipeline Theatre. This year’s festival included performances in a bell tent (Tessa Bide), a magical forest (Hoodwink) and an ice cream van (Old Salt). There were also true stories about how Stalin’s daughter came to live in Bristol (Blue Brook Theatre) and the trail-blazing Dorothy Lawrence from Salisbury who died in the First World War (The Heroism Project). Every You Every Me was another highlight from award winning Salisbury playwright Barney Norris, which opened the festival after touring to secondary schools in Wiltshire as part of a project to raise awareness about mental health.

How to apply

For Fest West 2016 submissions are open earlier than ever, allowing companies a bigger lead-in time to apply for the festival and an opportunity to invite representatives from the venues to come and see their work Salisbury Playhouse is loking for professional productions that are available during March and April 2016 and would like to hear from artists and companies that are either based in or have stories to tell about the South West.
Click here to download the application form
Completed application forms should be emailed to jo.newman@salisburyplayhouse.com
Closing date for applications is 1 September 2015