Submissions are open again for Hatch

If you’re a performer looking to share work-in-progress we’d love to hear from you!

Call Out Info

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’ll host six short performances of early-stage works, with the aim of encouraging audience feedback and new connections.

So far, we’ve helped lots of artists launch exciting new projects – so if you’re looking for support, access to rehearsal space, an audience and to be part of a wider creative community, get in touch. Projects & artists who have been part of Hatch so far include: Milly Thomas’ Dust, Joana Nastari’s Fuck You Pay Me, Sophia del Pizzo’s Assmonkey: In Conversation, Isobel Roger’s Elsa.


The next Hatch night is Thursday 28 November and they’ll be happening throughout the year. 


How do I submit an idea?

If you’re interested in performing at Hatch fill out this submission form by midday on Wednesday 6th NovemberIf you have trouble linking or uploading to the form send material to and please get in touch if you have any questions.

If you would like to tech and dress, we ask that you’re available during the day Thursday 28 November 2019.


Hatch is held at Brainchild’s HQ, a multi-purpose art space called Platform.

Address: Platform Southwark, 1 Joan Street, London SE1 8BS.


What are we looking for?

– Six acts, 10-15 minutes each in length

– We’re particularly interested in multi-form and interdisciplinary work

– Work that could become part of the wider Brainchild programme, including at the 2019 festival – we’re always on the lookout for exciting new ideas and to build relationships with emerging creators.

– Work that is still developing and would benefit from being seen by an audience

– We’re interested in work that is socially engaged and tackles challenging subjects


What’s the offer?

– 10-15 minute performance slot at Hatch on Thursday 28 November

– Collated written feedback from the audience of the event

– Advice/support from the Brainchild team on next stages for your work including bespoke publicity and networking 

Although we can’t offer payment to artists for performing, our aim is to assist in your creative process, connect you with an audience of creative peers and provide an environment that will spark ideas – as well as a fun night for a drink and a chat.

Accessibility has always been a priority – we keep the ticket price as low possible and the income generated allows us to cover the basic costs of the event. We don’t want Hatch to be inaccessible to artists based outside of London. If you want to take part but would need financial support with travel, please message us about it.

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