At its core, Brainchild is a ever-growing community of people connected by shared values. Every year through the festival and our other projects, we meet and collaborate with hundreds of people, and these friendships become driving forces for our creative output.

We open up opportunities to get involved all through the year, from performing at the festival to volunteering with us, designing art installations to sharing works in progress at Hatch. Check the list below to see what’s open at the moment.

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


Hatch is our cosy, rough-round-the-edges mixed bill night sharing new ideas and works in progress. In these challenging circumstances, we’re adapting to a digital format. We’ll be hosting six short performances of early-stage works in an online broadcast, with the aim of encouraging audience feedback and new creative connections.

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.

If you would like to propose a sharing of your work in progress/new idea, please see information on how to apply here.


There are no positions currently available.


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