Fringe Futures Festival- work-in-progress shows and FREE workshops

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 Pretty Vacant, a new pop up performance space on Lower Marsh in Waterloo, 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.



8pm, Wednesday 21st April 2021.

Published on:
15 Apr 2021


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