MT Fest UK returns for 2024 – submissions now open

MTFestUK has announced its return for 2024 with submissions now open.

The Other Palace and The Turbine Theatre will be showcasing eight new British musicals over a two-week period from 30 January – 11 February 2024 across The Other Palace Studio and The Turbine Theatre.

MTFestUK is a unique festival that provides a platform to showcase and celebrate new musical theatre. Eight new productions will be selected from the open submission process and their creative teams given an opportunity to workshop and present their work in ‘sharing’ sessions to audiences.

Writing teams from all backgrounds and from all across the UK and internationally are encouraged to apply. MTFestUK aims to support new innovative and exciting musical theatre, especially from underrepresented backgrounds, allowing audiences to come and support, explore, engage, and enjoy new musical theatre in its earliest stages of development.

Each piece will be cast and rehearsed, before holding four sharing performances in workshop format, open to audiences.

Paul Taylor Mills, Artistic Director at The Other Palace and The Turbine Theatre said: “I’m thrilled to be presenting our 5th MTFestUK across The Other Palace and The Turbine Theatre. Both venues have been birth places for 100’s of shows that have gone on to be seen around the world.

“Safe spaces where new work can be trialled and teased has never been more important and it really is a privilege to help shepherd some incredible work. MTFestUK is one of the primary ways in which we’re able to engage with artists and we encourage everyone to use this opportunity to submit their new work.”

To submit your show for consideration, please email [email protected]. Submissions close on Wednesday 15 November 2023.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


Follow us