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Applications are open for First Bite Festival 2019

14 November 2018

The First Bite Festival is an eclectic mix of extracts and ideas from some of the region’s most exciting theatre makers.

China Plate are looking for submissions from theatre makers from across the Midlands to take part in a festival of scratch performance.

First Bite will take place at 3 different venues, across 3 dates:

  • 2nd March 2019 Midlands Arts Centre
  • 22nd March 2019 Derby Theatre                            
  • 5th April 2019   Attenborough Arts Centre

First Bite is an exciting and unique opportunity for artists/companies across the Midlands to develop new ideas and perform work in front of an audience of theatregoers and national venues/industry professionals. The festival operates an open-access application process.

The First Bite Festival will see regional theatre companies show work in progress, test new material and look for feedback to help them develop their shows. Three of the pieces seen across the First Bite events will be commissioned by the festival partners and guaranteed slots at the Bite Size Festival at Warwick Arts Centre in January 2020.

Deadline for submissions is 3rd December 2018.

To find out more information and/or to submit an application please visit CHINA PLATE THEATRE.

Presented by China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre.  Commissioned by Midlands Arts Centre and In Good Company.  Supported by Attenborough Arts Centre, Derby Theatre and Camden People’s Theatre.