caravan showcase 2018

The next caravan showcase will be held in 2020.

caravan showcase 2018

This event took place on 13-15 May 2018.

The caravan showcase is an informal three day event that takes place in Brighton Festival and introduces a selected group of England’s brightest performance companies to festival organisers and programmers from around the world; with the ambition of developing new partnerships, collaborations and ways of working.  We are now accepting proposals for the caravan showcase 2020. (include hyperlink to 2020 page)

The caravan marketplace is an opportunity for artists and companies to host a stand and to share information about current or future projects with approximately 60 national and international delegates. Submissions for applications to the marketplace will open early in 2020.

The 2018 showcase presented 16 England based companies to an international audience.  We had over 120 applications and the final selection was made by the caravan curatorial group. Selection was made according to a number of factors including: quality of theatrical experience, clarity of ambition, suitability for international working, availability of venue and diversity of audience and scale. Of the 109 companies who applied to be part of the caravan marketplace, 17 were selected.

The programme included:

Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas’ Edinburgh Festival hit Palmyra, new work from Victoria Melody, Stopgap Dance Company and Vic Llewellyn & Kid Carpet, alongside work from Gobbledegook Theatre, Milk Presents,Ursula Martinez, Third Angel and SBC Theatre .

Introductions and pitches
Anna Beecher & Rachel Lincoln, Jo Bannon, Rachel Mars & Greg Wohead, Still House, Jackie Hagan and Sleepdogs.


Blind Summit, Circumference, Dante or Die, Deborah Pearson, Dom Coyote Productions, Etheridge & Persighetti, Frozen Light, Michael Pinchbeck Productions, Open Clasp Theatre Company, Outshift, Rhiannon Faith, Richard DeDomenici, Seth Kriebel, Tangled Feet, The Bare Project, Theatre Ad Infinitum and Clod Ensemble.

For information on venue capacities, programming timescales and contact information download the caravan contact list here: Caravan Delegate Contact List 2018


caravan showcase is delivered by Farnham Maltings and Brighton Festival with the ambition of increasing the national and international profile of England’s artists.