Boiler House Festival 2023

Harrow Arts Centre is a community driven space which seeks to enhance the lives of all through the transformative power of arts and culture. Following recent GLA funding to convert our old, dilapidated Boiler House into a dynamic and creative space, HAC are launching a brand-new fringe festival - 'Boiler House Festival'. For the month of August, we will be programming innovative and original performances from up-and-coming talent from Harrow and beyond.

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This is the first festival of its kind at Harrow Arts Centre and it aims to offer support and opportunity to emerging art organisations and artists. Applications to be a part of the festival are now open and we want to hear from individuals and/or companies who fit one or more of the below criteria:

  • Creative companies who have been making work for less than 5 years
  • Creative Individuals over 18 years old from any creative discipline including Theatre, Music, Comedy, Art, Visual Arts, Dance, Spoken Word
  • Theatre companies who have missed out on taking a show/performance to Ed Fringe or Vault Festival
  • UK based*

When: Throughout the month of August 2023

How it Works: You will be given 2 days of free rehearsal space (Weds & Thurs) in the Boiler House, followed by a performance and or sharing on the Friday evening.

Fee: All rehearsal and performance time is gifted in-kind with a 50/50 split on all performance Box Office income.

The Space: The Boiler House is a flexible black box studio space suitable for an audience of up to 50 depending on audience layout. A basic tech spec is available although successful applicants can bring their own tech equipment if they wish. A tech spec for the Boiler House can be found here. Images of the Boiler House can be seen below.

How to Apply: Please complete the short application embedded below or view the application here.

Deadline: Applications will close on Tuesday 7thMarch 2023. All applicants will be contacted by 14th March 2023 with the outcome. Those applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted to arrange a short video call to follow up on their application.

*We are particularly interested in hearing from artist/organisations based in or working out of the London Borough of Harrow.