Monday, April 22, 2024
HomeOpportunitiesCalls ArchiveHeading North Fringe Festival - Callout, Shakespeare North Playhouse

Heading North Fringe Festival – Callout, Shakespeare North Playhouse


Calling all theatre companies, artists and makers who have committed to be a part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024!

We are programming a season of Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024 previews at Shakespeare North Playhouse Studio as part of our exciting new HEADING NORTH FRINGE FESTIVAL.

The HEADING NORTH FRINGE FESTIVAL is a two-week theatre festival in July 2024, showcasing productions preparing to embark on the world-famous theatre festival the following month. You may have taken work up to Edinburgh before or this year might be your first time – it doesn’t matter – complete our online expression of interest, tell us a bit about your production and you could be selected to part of this exciting new festival of Edinburgh previews!

What we are looking for:

  • Work that has made a solid commitment to be part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024. 
  • We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants based in the North of England. 
  • We wish to make the festival as representative as possible and look forward to hearing from those from underrepresented and within protected characteristic groups. 
  • Your work does not need to be a presentation of or respond to the work of Shakespeare, but must share the values of Shakespeare North Playhouse; to be innovative, honest, collaborative, creative, equal, brave and bold.

The Shakespeare North Playhouse HEADING NORTH FRINGE FESTIVAL will take place Tue 2 – Sat 13 Jul 2024.

In preparation for Edinburgh, performances will be programmed in festival style, alongside multiple productions, working within a standard LX and sound set up, and in Fringe Festival conditions – with a swift turnover between shows. Please bear this in mind when submitting.

Fees & information:

  • 70/30 box office split (in favour of the artist) per performance.
  • One Shakespeare North Playhouse technician will support each event.


  • Callout deadline: Fri 8 Mar, 5pm 
  • Programming decisions made by: Sun 31 Mar
  • Festival announcement: April 2024
  • Festival runs: Tue 2 Jul – Sat 13 Jul 2024 

To apply please submit this online form. Closing date for applications is Fri 8 Mar at 5pm.

We look forward to Shakespeare North Playhouse being part of your journey to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024.


If having reviewed the description and information about Shakespeare North Playhouse you consider your performance to be a good fit for the Preview Season, please complete the form below