Submissions are open for Hatch at Vault Festival

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.


We’re going on tour! The next Hatch night is at 20:50, Saturday 22nd February as part of Vault Festival. Other Hatch events will happening throughout the year at our usual site Platform Southwark. 


How do I submit an idea?

If you’re interested in performing at Hatch please fill out this submission form by midnight on Sunday 2nd FebruaryIf 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 a very quick to tech / dress rehearsal we ask that you’re available 10:00-11:15 on the day of the event. 


The Cage – The Vaults, Leake Street, SE1 7NN


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 2020 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 minute performance slot at Hatch on Saturday 22nd February

– 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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