Short+Sweet Theatre Essex 2024

The biggest little play festival in the world is back again in Essex. After last years amazing festival, Short+Sweet Essex Theatre will be held at The Billericay theatre 6th - 22nd June 2024. Short+Sweet will showcase a variety of 10-minute plays to delight your tastebuds, with talented actors, writers and directors showcasing their skills and bringing you a wonderful season of short theatre. 

Our vision is simple – a more creative world 10 minutes at a time! 

GET INVOLVED

We are inviting all writers to create a 10-minute script, all directors to direct a 10-minute play and of course, all actors to perform in our 10-minute play festival. Independent theatre companies are also invited to enter. Short+Sweet is a global festival brand, presenting highly successful theatre and film festivals around the world. It is a unique opportunity for emerging, developing and established artists to increase their skills of creation and performance. 
The Short+Sweet festival is a wonderful tool for writers, directors and actors who want to share their voice and talent in a professional environment and venue. Its goal is to become a powerful tool for diversity in the entertainment industry, as well as providing a way to discover new or established local talent by engaging more people in the live theatre experience.  

We invite writers and ITC's to submit a script and directors to register. Whether you are established or first-time, it is open to anyone who wants to have a go. There are no limits to the creativity or content of your scripts, only that it can be performed in 10 minutes or under.   

If you have a passion for the theatre and would like to be a part of a great team, we have roles waiting for you behind the scenes in production, props, front of house, sponsorship and more! We also have some amazing opportunities for partnership and sponsorship. So, if you and your organisation would like to get involved then please let us know - we'd love to hear from you! 

Short + Sweet Theatre & Film Yorkshire

Exciting news! The globally renowned festival, "Short + Sweet," is touching down in beautiful Yorkshire! 

Nestled in Yorkshire's picturesque embrace, the Short and Sweet Festival finds its perfect home amid rolling hills and historic charm. The region's beauty, from quaint villages to sprawling moors, provides a captivating backdrop, enhancing the festival experience and creating lasting memories for attendees and performers alike.

Short+Sweet will showcase a variety of 10-minute plays & digital media to delight your tastebuds, with talented actors, writers, directors, digital media & filmmakers showcasing their skills and bringing you a wonderful season of short theatre & film. 

Our vision is simple - a more creative world 10 minutes at a time! 

Get Involved! 

There is no festival without YOU! 

We are inviting all writers to create a 10-minute script, all directors to direct a 10- minute play and of course, all actors to bring the plays to life. Independent theatre companies are also invited to enter.

Digital media and filmakers can send in complete pieces of up to 10 minutes too. 

Applications will open shortly for the festival which will be based in beautiful Harrogate in June, 2024. 

The Short+Sweet festival is a wonderful tool for writers, directors and actors who want to share their voice and talent in a professional environment and venue. Its goal is to become a powerful tool for diversity in the entertainment industry, as well as providing a way to discover new or established local talent by engaging more people in the live theatre experience.  

 Whether you are established or first-time,this opportuntiy is open to anyone who wants to have a go. There are no limits to the creativity or content of your scripts, only that it can be performed in 10 minutes or under.   

Script Submissions are open now and close on 18th March, 2024

Digital Media, Film & Screenplay Submissions are now open and will close on 10th April.

Sign Ups for Actors and Directors is now open and will close 12th April, 2024

 Follow our socials or check back here for details. We also have some amazing opportunities for partnership and sponsorship.

So, if you and your organisation would like to get involved then please let us know - we'd love to hear from you! 

Don't miss the chance to experience the best of new writing and regional talent right here in Yorkshire. It's time to celebrate Short + Sweet northern style! 

Register for Short+Sweet Theater Dubai 2024

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Short+Sweet Dubai 2024

The curtains have come down on Short+Sweet Theatre Festival 2024! After 8 weeks of amazing theatre, here are the results from the gala finals tonight

- Best Poster: Jay Nagjee (Bottom Of The Order)
- Spirit of the Festival: Daniyal 
- Sakshi Verkot New Talent Award: Beatrix D'Arcy (Hansel & Gretel), Kiyan Patel (Shilpkaar) & Freda Smith (Art)
- Best Script: Nihal M Sayed (Movie Magic)
- Best Theatre Company: H72 Productions
- Best Regional Play: La Signora Delle Camelie
- Best Director: James Cuningham (Lionheart) & Akansha Goenka (La Mouche Deux)
- Best Actress Runner Up: Francesca Bizzari (La Signora Delle Camelie)
- Best Actress: Eliane Germanos (Fist Full of Dust)
- Best Actor Runner Up: Ahmed Syed (When Birds Fly Away)
- Best Actor: James Cuningham (Lionheart)
- Best Play People's Choice Runner Up: Lionheart
- Best Play People's Choice: La Mouche Deux
- Best Play Runner Up: La Mouche Deux
- Best Play: Lionheart

Congratulations to all winners and participants. See you again in 2025!

Theatre Season Announcement | Short+Sweet Illawarra 2023

Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre returns for its fifth year with a Top 20 Season of ten-minute theatre.

The Illawarra will once again be the host of an incredible line-up of short-form theatre in 2023. Twenty-two plays will take place over two weeks in August with cast and crew from the local region and Sydney, as well as Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre’s first-ever international entrant.

Short+Sweet South India Theatre

Short+Sweet South India started as Short+Sweet Chennai in 2011. Since 2014, the festival has opened to entries from all the southern states in India. The jury members for the weeks are not known to the public and consist of a good mix of connoisseurs from diverse fields.

The festival is presented by Prakriti Foundation in association with Blu Lotus Foundation and Alliance Francaise of Madras with SPI EDGE as prize sponsors.

Short+Sweet Theatre South India is a platform for actors, writers, and directors to create high-quality new work in professional theatre for the past decade in Chennai. The collaborative environment provided by the festival where established practitioners pass on knowledge to others in the theatre arts is a key catalyst for the community to come together and celebrate theatre in all of its forms. Singlehandedly, Short+Sweet South India has been a festival all theatre makers look forward to every year in Chennai, owing to its ability to bring Tamil/ Regional and English theatre makers together for interesting collaborations which extends much beyond the festival forging relationships. The festival presents high-quality theatre in the form of new short pieces, developing new audiences for Indian theatre and encouraging people to write for the stage, thus helping to foster new playwrights and artists in India. 

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