Next Up Festival to Return

Dundee Rep Theatre is pleased to announce that Next Up Festival will return for a second year.

Next Up is a celebration of young theatre-makers in the North East of Scotland. School groups, youth theatres and young companies devise an original 20-30 minute piece of theatre that will be performed at Dundee Rep Theatre over the festival weekend from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May.
This year we want companies taking part in the festival to create a piece of theatre about something that interests, excites and is important to them. Therefore we are not providing a devising stimulus; it is up to each company to decide where to start their process from. We are excited to see the diverse performances each company comes up with.

Each participating group will receive the following:

  • A launch workshop from Rep Creative Learning
  • 2 rehearsal support visits from RCL
  • A full technical rehearsal supported by Dundee Rep Production Staff
  • Over the festival weekend, groups will have the opportunity to:
  • Perform at Dundee Rep Theatre
  • Take part in a selection of free workshops run by artists from across Scotland
  • Watch original performances created by their peers
  • Attend the entire festival for free


Applications must be received by Wednesday 20th December at 12pm.
Please send applications to Lisa Williamson, Participation & Young Artists Associate

Download your application form here

Participation in Next Up Festival costs £200. This includes launch workshop, rehearsal visits, fully supported technical rehearsal, performance and full weekend festival pass.

If finance would be a barrier to applying for the festival please don’t hesitate to contact Dundee Rep Creative Learning on 01382 342660 to discuss this further.