OPEN CALL for 18 SHOWS – Kensington & Chelsea Festival

From 1 July to 31 August 2023, Kensington and Chelsea Festival will celebrate creativity and culture for everyone. Born out of a desire to lift spirits through celebrating culture and creativity, the festival’s mix spans theatre, circus, opera, dance, music, outdoor arts, family shows, participatory activities, talks, walks and public art pieces. It includes creative experiments enabling audiences to see artists bringing new ideas to life. Spanning the summer months, the festival re-imagines the borough’s well-known and less-discovered places by showcasing exceptional emerging and established artists with shows presented in venues and a series of outdoor pop up pieces. Kensington and Chelsea Festival is run and funded by Kensington and Chelsea Council. For more information visit


The application deadline has now passed. Thank you to everyone who applied. You will be contacted directly as soon as the first phase of selection has taken place.


Initial selection is based on artistic quality and production feasibility. Further selection is a two-stage process by an initial curating team of theatre professionals and a final selection by a group of World’s End Estate Resident representatives, who live beside Chelsea Theatre.