20 October 2018 - 3 November 2018


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“for any new, small-scale work looking for an opportunity to mount a definitive production, I can’t recommend [Made in Kent] highly enough.” Tony Greenlaw, Pond Productions (Sky News the Musical writer, 2016 joint winner)


What is it?

We are offering emerging theatre companies the opportunity to perform in the popular Festival venue of St Mary’s Studio Theatre. The winner will perform on Thursday 26 October 2017 at 7.30 pm, so the show must be available on this date.


Who’s it for?

Kent Residents, aged 16+

Undergraduate companies

Graduate companies

Local amateur dramatic groups

Groups who are creating and devising their own work (ie not staging plays of existing scripts)


What do you get?

Your show in the Canterbury Festival – Kent’s International Arts Festival!

Featured in the Festival brochure and online 

Net box office takings, plus £250 towards rehearsal costs

Rehearsal feedback from the Festival Participation Manager

Professional photographs for future press packs along with press pack preparation advice from the Festival Marketing Manager

On the day venue technician

Further mentoring and support from Festival staff


What do you have to do?

Click here to download the form, and send in before the deadline.


What are the terms and conditions?

Deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday 12 May 2017

The company and/or performers must be based in, and making work in Kent.

The show must not be a staging of a published script.

Shows should be approximately 1 hour in length, without an interval and suitable for a black box theatre space with raked seating for 120 audience members.


All applications should to be emailed with the subject heading 'Made in Kent' to info@canterburyfestival.co.uk

If you have any questions regarding the application process please email info@canterburyfestival.co.uk or call 01227 452853.  


Previous Winning Productions

CF Paris 261016 023 

Paris and Juliet - Joint Winner 2016


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Sky News: The Musical - Joint Winner 2016

Black Hoods Cabaret C Tim Stubbings 19

Black Hoods Cabaret - Winner 2015