25 June – 8 July 2018
Incoming Festival celebrates the best emerging theatre companies from across the UK and beyond. Offering a platform for emerging theatre companies to have their work shown in London, Incoming Festival gives audiences the chance to see the most explosive new companies at the forefront of theatre-making. All the companies presented during Incoming Festival define themselves as “emerging”, be it in their performance work, as a company or within the industry.
Incoming Festival aims to bring audiences and theatre companies together for a shared adventure. The excitement of an unknown company can reveal great beauty and that feeling of finding a real gem. Incoming Festival brings you the most dynamic and exciting companies we can find. We believe in the future of theatre and we present a small taste of what’s to come.
The first Incoming Festival took place 19-25 May 2014 at the New Diorama Theatre. It played to full houses and secured a nomination for Best Producers at the Off-West End Awards. The second Incoming Festival took place 1-10 June 2015 and included 14 sold out shows. The third Incoming Festival took place from 24 June – 3 July 2016.
Incoming Festival is presented by A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre.
A Younger Theatre is an organisation committed to supporting and nurturing emerging creative talent in theatre and the arts. Founded in 2009 as a blog, A Younger Theatre has grown to become a publication, production company and resource for emerging creatives.
At the heart of our work is a platform for those who are often unheard. We champion the emerging generation. We celebrate excellence and pride ourselves on professionalism, while also leaving room for risk, failure and learning.
New Diorama Theatre is a venue in the heart of London dedicated to providing a home for both emerging and established theatre companies. In 2010, New Diorama won a Peter Brook Award for “establishing a new home for ensemble companies” and in 2011 won another Peter Brook Award specifically for its support of the ambitious annual Rep seasons with The Faction. New Diorama has gone on to welcome more than 60,000 audience members, win several Off-West End awards for its work and companies, as well as, recently, the 2013 Les Enfants Terribles Prize for in-house production, Kubrick3, which also enjoyed a successful fun at the Edinburgh Fringe. With an extensive community outreach programme, New Diorama was Mayor of Camden’s Charity 2012/13 and is the only unfunded small theatre to offer captioned access performances across its whole season. New Diorama has been shortlisted for The Stage Fringe Theatre of the Year 2014 and the 2014 Off-West End Award for Best Artistic Director.
The 2017 Festival was supported by