Brainchild is a growing DIY network of creative people. Our highlight of the year is Brainchild Festival, a three-day event that takes place in East Sussex in July. We also produce cross-art events throughout the year. We are always sharing ways for people to get involved, from performing at the main Festival, to volunteering, designing art installations, taking part in our HATCH nights at Platform Southwark, and many more opportunities across the year.

Nina Mdwaba and Emily Motto finishing an installation on the festival site


We’re looking for innovative theatre, cabaret, comedy, music, poetry, performance art and everything in between – anyone willing to take risks and try something new. We host six short performances across the year at Platform Southwark, of early-stage works with the aim of encouraging audience feedback and new connections.

Our next HATCH night is taking place at Vault Festival on Saturday 22nd February 2020. If you are interesting in performing, please read more here.



For general enquiries please email team

Submissions will be opening soon for Brainchild Festival in 2020.

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