Check-In Festival 2019

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Friday 5 & Saturday 6 April

It's time for In Good Company's Check-In Festival 2019! Join us for a weekend of friendly hellos and interesting new work for all who are curious. We've got plenty of exciting things happening over the two days including panel discussions, scratch performances and immersive happenings.

This is a real chance to see some brand new work, as well as network your socks off with venues from across the Midlands and beyond.

What's more, everything is Pay What You Decide! We can't wait to see you there.

Producer 1-1s

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Friday 5 April, 11am-2pm

Got a burning question about your next bid? Not sure how to handle this budget? Or simply would like a coffee and chat things over with a producer, then we’re here to help! IGC’s creative producer Ben Anderson will be joined by Pippa Frith and Emily Williams to give individual surgery sessions. Limited space avaible book now by e-mailing Dan Nicholas on d.nicholas@derby.ac.uk

Venue Speed Dating

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Friday 5 April, 4pm-6pm

Don't miss you chance to get to know programmers, face-to-face and all in one place. Simply introduce yourself, have a quick chat, before moving on.

Limited spaces available, reserve your slot by contacting Dan Nicholas on d.nicholas@derby.ac.uk 

First Bite Festival

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Friday 5 April, 7pm-10pm
Tickets: Pay What You Think

A chance to see an eclectic collection of extracts and new ideas from some of the most exciting theatre makers working across the region.

First Bite takes place across three venues in the Midlands, and is an exclusive chance to see work in progress material from seventeen regional theatre companies, and offer them your feedback in order to help develop their work. Three of the pieces seen during the First Bite events will be commissioned by the festival partners and be shown at the Bite Size Festival at Warwick Arts Centre in January 2020.

Be there at the start and help us mould the future of theatre in the Midlands!

Line up includes;

MIA - Kill Phil

Mia Johnson - SHUV IT

TCU - BAE - Put a Ring on It

Jane English - Plaistech

Turkey and Cranberry Sauce* - More Than just a Number

 *Take A Bite Company

Producer Agony Aunt

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Saturday 6 April, 12pm-2:30pm

Producers of the Midlands unite! (or artists who self produce) It's time for a heart to heart, a chat about our hang ups, our worries and our successes. Perhaps we can help each other, or just have a nice chat over a brew. 

Send in your queries and problems ahead of the discussion by e-mailing d.nicholas@derby.ac.uk 

Panel discussion: Audience Participation (for those who don't like it!)

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Saturday 6 April, 3pm-4pm

When you hear the words ‘Audience Participation’ does it fill you with dread? Does a chill go down your spine? Or perhaps you’re an artist, who is keen to do more audience participation within your work. Itself as a form can create an intimacy between the performance and audience, but sometimes it can cross the line. In this panel discussion we will discuss the benefits of audience participation, how as artists we can care for the audience, and where we should draw the line.

East Meets West Theatre Club

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Saturday 6 April, 5:30pm-7pm

We’d love you to join us for another meeting of the East Meets West Theatre Club. It’s like a book club, but with less reading. In fact, you don’t have to do any advance prep at all. And you don’t even have to talk about the work if you don’t want to.

Tricky Second Album by In Bed With My Brother

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Saturday 6 April, 7pm-8pm

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Drink and Draw

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Saturday 6 April, 8pm-12pm

It’s the final night of the festival, and a Saturday night! As such let your hair down with this Drink and Draw extravaganza. A chance to hang out and relax after a busy weekend, with fun drawing activities, drinks and DJ on the decks.

Departure Lounge

Derby Theatre
Thursday 18 - Sunday 21 July

Departure Lounge, In Good Company's hugely successful summer festival of cool, contemporary and cutting edge theatre will once again provide the perfect theatrical vacation for theatre makers and audiences alike.

Departure Lounge is a platform for the most exciting theatre companies from across the UK, Edinburgh previews, workshops and the return of the ever-popular panel discussion, hosted by theatre critic and writer, Lyn Gardner.

Brand new work will include: Ad Infinitum with their show Extraordinary Wall of Silence. For 2019, we are also thrilled to platform Represent Showcase, a collection of performances to celebrate queer artists, performance and themes, and to commission the S.H.E.D, a versatile portable space for all kind of cultural happenings at Departure Lounge and beyond…

As ever we’ll have passes for the whole weekend as well as individual tickets so you can make the most of your festival experience at great prices.

Check back soon for booking and more announcements!