From 16 – 26 Oct this year, our New Work Festival – formerly known as Inside Out – will take over spaces around our theatre with productions and activities for all ages.

Curated by our New Work Associate, the festival will both support and showcase the most dynamic and exciting talent from the Midlands. The line-up includes several performances direct from runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer, plus informal gigs, musical comedy, dance, drama and more.


“All of us at Curve love to find new and distinctive shows made by extraordinarily talented artists. We’re thrilled the festival will showcase some of the best work being made by contemporary theatre-makers in the UK. There is something for everyone: new plays, comedy, physical theatre, works-in-progress, spoken-word, family work, dance, musicals, autobiographical and devised performances.

“It is a real celebration of the talent in the Midlands as every performance has creatives or performers from the region involved. There will also be workshops, surgeries and opportunities for artists to network. All of us at Curve hope audiences have as much delight watching these shows as we have. Ultimately, they are fascinating stories told in inventive and beautiful ways that make for a really great night out.”

Beth Shouler, New Work Associate