Voila! Europe is a multilingual theatre festival produced by The Cockpit. Their curated programme of cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary performance opens a trusted portal to new European theatre for independent artists and adventurous audiences. The festival is live on stage in London and live online everywhere, gathering together a welcoming community of the culturally curious.
The 10th anniversary festival will take place on stage and online, 3 – 13 November 2022.
Voila! Europe is a place for artists to create, to connect, and to celebrate collaboration. They support individuals and companies to make a daring leap: presenting a new piece of work, touring to a new audience, or translating a play into a new language. Previous programmes have included cross-cultural mash-ups, adaptations, bilingual comedies, devised theatre, solo performance, puppetry, clowning, circus, dance, music, stand-up, family shows, and more.
They embrace an entrepreneurial fringe model in order to platform emergent theatre: contemporary artist-led work that responds to our world with a sense of urgency. We support and mentor theatre makers to take the next steps in self-producing their work, bypassing institutional gatekeepers. Voila creates a home for artists to speak in their own voice, in their own accent, and in their own language.
11:59pm on 11 April, 2022.
If your step-one application is successful, they will invite you to submit the step-two application form by 20 May. In this step, they will ask for more detailed information about your show.
Final programming decisions will be made in mid-June 2022.
Pictured: Matyas Marofka in Awakening at Voila! Europe 2021. Photo credit: Chris Lincé