New theatre for adventurous audiences.
'Sharp, irreverent and fresh.' The Daily Telegraph, May 2011
'It's hard to believe that HighTide has only been running its annual theatre festival for six years. It's already punching far above its weight.' The Guardian, April 2012
HighTide Festival Theatre is a national theatre company and engine room for the discovery, development and production of exceptional new playwrights.
Under Artistic Director Steven Atkinson, the annual HighTide Festival in Suffolk has become one of the UK's leading theatre events. HighTide's productions premiere at the festival and then many have transferred nationally and internationally in partnerships with co-producers including the Bush Theatre (2008, 2009 & 2012), National Theatre (2009), Old Vic Theatre (2010), Ambassador Theatre Group / West End (2011), Headlong Theatre, Soho Theatre, Nuffield Theatre Southampton, macrobert, BAC, People's Palace Projects and Theatre503 (2012), to the Edinburgh Festival (2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012) and internationally with the Australian National Play Festival (2010) and Public Theater, New York (2012).
HighTide receives, considers and produces new plays from all around the world. Every play is read and the festival is an eclectic mix of theatre across several venues in Halesworth, Suffolk. Our artistic team and Literary Department are proud to develop all the work we produce and we offer bespoke development opportunities for playwrights throughout the year.
HighTide Festival Theatre is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
How to Submit a Play
To send us your play, you need to respond to the year round brief on the IdeasTap site. We also ask that you send a synopsis and tells us more about yourself. If you haven’t already set up an IdeasTap profile, you can do that here. Your play will then be winging its way to Rob and will be logged for reading. For full details on submitting your play please see the SUBMIT A PLAY page.