If you are interested in performing we’d love to hear from you. Applications for the 2024 festival are now open.

The application form can be downloaded from this page but if you have any questions or are uncertain about anything please get in touch.

We pride ourselves on the accessibility and variety of the festival so please apply with your ideas, whatever the genre: dance, music, comedy, poetry, cabaret, children’s theatre, rehearsed readings, workshops or seminars – absolutely anything.

Due to the nature of a festival there will be many shows back to back, therefore we require get-ins and get-outs to be kept to a minimum – usually 30 minutes for each. You will have the opportunity to organise tech in advance.


Taking part in the festival now no longer incurs a venue hire fee making it affordable for as many as possible (the application fee covers securing a venue). You can visit thevenues page to see which venues are taking part (more venues to follow). If successful you will be offered a venue which we feel best suits your performance.

The artists or companies will receive a box office split from the performance(s). This will be a 60-40 split in favour of the company. 

Each event will be advertised on the Birmingham Fest website and in the festival brochure (providing we receive your promotional copy in time).

The cost is a £40 fee (refunded if unsuccessful) which covers administration and marketing. All events will be advertised on the Birmingham Fest website, the festival brochure, social media and via press and media contacts.

Your venue will be set up for you (or someone else) to operate your sound and lighting. If you require anyone from the venue to operate it this can be arranged at an additional cost.

The fee can be paid via the “Buy Now” button below. If you have any queries/questions please feel free to ask before submitting an application. Please note, the fee is payable per show (not per performance).

*PLEASE NOTE: If your show is accepted and booked in there will be a deposit required by the venue in case of cancellation by the artist/company. This will be refunded upon completion of the performance(s) and ticket sales will have no affect on it being refunded in full.


Please download the application form below (highlighted in blue).

Once completed send to the email address on the form.

Make sure to include your PayPal transaction ID.

Please DO NOT contact venues to apply.

Slots are limited so submit your applications asap.

And good luck!

Birmingham Fest Application Form



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