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Shakespeare Schools Festival 2019

1 October 2019 to 30 November 2019

This annual festival is Shakespeare Schools Foundation's flagship project and the world's largest youth drama festival.

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London Horror Festival 2019

8 October 2019 to 2 November 2019

The UK's original and largest festival of live horror performance will return from 8th - 25th October 2019 at The Pleasance Theatre Islington, and 8th October - 2nd November 2019 at the Old Red Lion Theatre.

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Roundabout Festival 2019

10 October 2019 to 26 October 2019

Theatre Royal (Stratford East) are hosting Paines Plough's acclaimed pop-up theatre Roundabout for a mini festival throughout October.

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Bloomsbury Festival 2019

11 October 2019 to 20 October 2019

A five-day celebration of the area's pioneering creativity. Presenting an inspiring programme of arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and reflection.

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ShoutOut Festival

14 October 2019 to 26 October 2019

A festival of visual and performing arts calling out the violence and prejudice that many face on a daily basis in direct response to community concerns raised at Citizen's Assemblies and Youth Assemblies.

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Fierce Festival

15 October 2019 to 20 October 2019

Fierce Festival is one of the UK's most respected festivals of Live Art & the leading organisation for Live Art in the West Midlands.

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Belfast International Arts Festival 2019

15 October 2019 to 3 November 2019

Belfast International Arts Festival, formerly known as Belfast Festival at Queen's, is the city's longest running international arts event.

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Pint-sized: October-fest 2019

21 October 2019 to 26 October 2019

Each night you'll see the Pint-Sized you know and love; five short plays, chosen from over 1500 entries, with the writers mentored by the likes of Lucy Kirkwood, Simon Stephens, Lucy Prebble and more.

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Handle with Care

22 October 2019 to 9 November 2019

A three-week festival interrogating trigger warnings, no platforming and the culture of the so-called 'snowflake'.

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Get It While It's Hot

25 October 2019 to 2 November 2019

Across two weekends, dancers, comedians, theatre makers and poets will throw open their rehearsal room doors and invite you in to watch and discover.

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Emerge Festival 2019

Expected: November 2019

Shines a spotlight on emerging dance and physical theatre work, all created by choreographers and theatre makers from a rich mix of experience.

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5 Minute Festival 2019

Expected: November 2019

Ten companies per night will battle it out with five minute pieces designed to entertain a sell-out live audience. Only ten companies can make it to the Grand Final where one will be crowned winner.

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Calm Down, Dear 2020

Expected: January 2020

Camden People's Theatre's festival of feminism.

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London International Mime Festival 2020

Expected: January 2020

Promotes and celebrates contemporary visual theatre.

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Now 20

Expected: January 2020

The festival of the best theatre for right Now. 10 exceptional artists in 5 weeks of explosive double bills.

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Vault Festival 2020

Expected: January 2020

VAULT is London's biggest arts festival, which happens every year between January and March.

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Imagine Children's Festival 2020

Expected: February 2020

Southbank Centre's children's fstival.

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manipulate 2020

Expected: February 2020

Puppet Animation Scotland's annual celebration of innovative visual theatre and animated film.

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Connections 2020

1 February 2020 to 7 July 2020

The National Theatre's annual festival of new plays for youth theatres and schools. The biggest youth theatre festival on the planet!

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CircusFest 2020

Expected: April 2020

Founded in 2009, CircusFest is London's biennial international festival of contemporary circus taking place at the Roundhouse and partner venues across London.

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