festival visits

house visits festivals across the country and internationally to discover some of the best new & exciting contemporary theatre to potentially tour across the southeast. We take programmers from venues across the network to see the work too so they get to actively help choose the future house programme. These are also great opportunities to network with fellow programmers and share ideas and experiences with other venues looking to programme live theatre.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Each year house theatre takes our largest delegation of programmers to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. house arranges and covers the cost of the accommodation, which can be hard to arrange if visiting the festival alone, and also organises chances to enjoy the festival alongside other programmers through the first-night dinner and Buddies scheme.

festivals in the southeast

Many amazing festivals take place in the southeast of England. Find below a list of festivals taking place in your back garden!

DatesLocationBooking link
Brighton Festival3 – 25 MayBrightonhttps://brightonfestival.org/
Norfolk & Norwich Festival12 – 28 MayNorwichhttps://nnfestival.org.uk/
Unwrapped8 – 9 JuneEastleighhttps://www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk/unwrapped/
First Light17 – 18 JuneLowestofthttps://firstlightlowestoft.com/
Basingstoke Festival23 June - 9 JulyBasingstokehttps://www.basingstokefestival.co.uk/
Hat Fair30 June – 1 JulyWinchester https://www.hatfair.co.uk/info/festival
Ventnor Fringe21 – 30 JulyVentnor, Isle of Wighthttps://vfringe.co.uk/
Milton Keynes International Festival (IF)21 – 30 JulyMilton Keynes https://ifmiltonkeynes.org/
Ensemble Festival22 - 23 JulyRoyal Docks, Londonhttps://royaldocks.london/whats-on/ensemble-festival
Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF)3 – 6 AugustStockton-upon-Tees https://sirf.co.uk/
Greenwich + Docklands International Festival25 August - 10 SeptemberGreenwichhttps://festival.org/gdif-2023
bOing! Festival26 – 27 AugustCanterbury https://boingfestival.com/
Out There Festival15 – 17 SeptemberGreat Yarmouth https://outtherearts.org.uk/out-there-festival/
Inside Out Dorset15 -24 SeptemberBournemouth & Poole https://activateperformingarts.org.uk/events/inside-out-dorset/