Fringe Futures Festival

A brand new festival of LIVE work-in-progress shows and FREE workshops from leading independent performance makers, presented by the Pleasance & VAULT Creative Arts. #FFF21

The Future Is....

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About the Festival

Fringe Futures Festival is a brand new festival of LIVE work-in-progress shows from leading independent performance makers. Taking place in North and South London across May and June, Fringe Futures Festival is an innovative collaboration between the Pleasance & VAULT Creative Arts, providing an opportunity for early & mid-career artists to try out work at various stages of development in front of a live audience.

The festival will take place in Pleasance Downstairs studio at Pleasance, Islington and The Studio at The Vaults, Leake Street SE1, and will showcase what the future of the fringe is.


Fringe Futures Festival at Pleasance will take place for 5 weeks from 24th May until the 25th June, with each week being curated by a Pleasance Associate Artist around a specific theme. A programme of artists and their themes can be found below. Pleasance and the Associate Artists will also be providing FREE to attend workshops throughout the duration of the festival.


Week 1 (24th - 28th May)

The Future is Noir with Nouveau Riche, curating work that will extend the cannon of what it means to be Black British and alive right now!


Week 2 (31st May - 4th June)

The Future is Pop Culture with Paula Varjack, focusing on work referencing, responding to or celebrating popular culture.


Week 3 (7th -11th June)

The Future is Unknown with Spies Like Us, platforming early career companies/artists who would like to stage their work for the very first time.


Week 4 (14th - 17th June)

The Future is Full Volume with Burnt Lemon, with a focus on music and spoken word. 


Week 5 (21st - 25th June)

The Future is Eclectic + Electric with Bric a Brac, focusing on cabaret, drag, and clown through the lens of gender.


How to apply

Applications for Fringe Futures Festival 2021 are now closed, the below application information is only for reference.

An audio versions of the information pack and the application form can be found below:

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please get in touch on [email protected]

Applicants are welcome to apply to both Pleasance and VAULT's programmes. Information on VAULT's application can be found on their website here.


PDF icon Fringe Futures Festival Information Pack.pdf

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