If you are interested in performing we’d love to hear from you. Applications are now open until 31st March.

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 are looking to expand the accessibility and variety of the festival so please apply with your ideas, whatever the length, whatever the genre: dance, music, comedy, poetry, cabaret, rehearsed readings, workshops or seminars – absolutely anything.


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 70-30 split in favour of the company. 

Each event will be advertised on the Birmingham Fest website and in the festival brochure*.

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.

*Please note: 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).

*In the event that the festival has to be cancelled due to restrictions you will be offered rescheduled dates or a refund.


Please download the application form below and once completed send to:

(please include your PayPal transaction ID)

Slots are limited so submit your applications asap.


And good luck!

Birmingham Fest Application Form



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