by July 27, 2015 1 comments
Are you a theatre performer who excels in acting, singing or dancing? Do you wish to present your work as part of the 2016 edition of Lagos Theatre Festival?
We are seeking performers who wish to present their work with us as part of the Fringe and welcome proposals relating to: small theatre, children’s theatre, dance, film, spoken word, comedy, puppetry, cabaret, music and interdisciplinary arts. Proposals can range from short pieces (minimum fifteen minutes) to artists wishing to apply for a longer performance.
We will present a range of artists during the Fringe and aim to schedule different shows each night, allocating space in our programme for full shows, double bills, individual spots and curated shows.
In 2016, Lagos Theatre Festival will return bigger and better than ever. The Festival will take place at several venues on Lagos Island and the mainland with a curated programme running alongside a Fringe strand allowing a greater than ever number of artists and audiences to take part. The Fringe will run from the 23–28 February 2016 across venues including Freedom Park and the University of Lagos.
We aim to schedule different shows every day from and wish to work with established and emerging artists who are based locally, nationally and internationally.


  • Send us a 600-word statement telling us about your career in the theatre sector and links to relevant work as well as an outline of additional funding that you might be able to draw on. The statement should include your name, phone number and email address. It should be sent as a word attachment to arts.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.orgOpens in a new tab or window.with the subject line ‘Lagos Theatre Festival 2016 Fringe Application’.
  • The deadline is midnight on August 15.
  • A panel will make a selection of the proposals. We will respond to all candidates by August 20,2016.


  • The Fringe is an open-access festival for all genres of the performing arts
  • Upon selection, the artist/company will be required to attend a mandatory series of workshops in anticipation of the festival.
  • Selected artists will be supported to present their work and will have access to our venue, technical, production and promotional support.
  • All works to be performed must be owned by the artist/company or performed with the express permission of the copyright owner
  • Fringe participants can include their own venue which will be subject to verification by the Lagos Theatre Festival team.
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