Check In Festival 2018

Our annual pre-festival, festival returns. Departure Lounge check in festival is back at the Attenborough Arts Centre, with an action packed two days of workshops and performances based on the theme of Unity and relationships! We’ve got exciting workshops from Bedfellows, a headline performance from previous IGC associate company Spiltmilk dance with their hit show ‘The Little Love Cabaret’, as well as more to be announced. On top of this the whole weekend is Pay What You Think. So come along grab a party popper and lets be united for a weekend of theatrical fun!

All events will be ran on a pay as you can basis at Attenborough Arts Centre. You can book your spaces online via our Box Office and then give your contribution on the day following each workshop/performance. 

Friday 13 April

Associate Artists Panel Discussion - A discussion on feedback and the industry at large. 12-1:30pm For more information on this event click here

Pitch Perfect - A chance for artists to pitch their ideas to programmers and producers from across the region. 3-6pm. For more information on this event click here.

Little Love Cabaret by Spiltmilk - Packed with passion, The Little Love Cabaret is a scrapbook of real life love stories brought together to kick start a love revolution! 7-8pm. For more information on this event please click here.

Saturday 14 April

1 to 1 Producer Meetings - Got a burning question about fundraising? Not sure how to book a tour for your next show? Or just want to have a coffee and chat about your future? We can help, book in for a 1-1 with our experienced producer who can offer support and guidance on your next project. To book please e-mail with the subject title ‘Check in Festival 1-1’  Do note that places are limited.

Tooling Up, Bedfellows Workshop - Artist Chloe Cooper leads this workshop for people interested in creating discursive forums, trying to make change with others and re-educating their sexual selves. 4-6pm. For more information on this event click here.

Scratch Event - New writing from artists in the East Midlands and beyond! 7-9pm. For more information on this event click here.

1-1 performances with LaPelle's Factory - An intimate one-to-one audio experience, from the point of view of a laboratory mouse, inspired by conversations between LaPelle's Factory and neuroscientist Lisa Chakrabarti. Taking place throughout the day, 1-4pm, to book a slot email