We are currently working to refund ticket monies paid – this should be completed by 31st March. Please bear with us at this busy time.

Kind regards



Cancellation announcement


Following the latest advice from Government about the necessary steps we should all take to protect ourselves and others from the Covid-19 virus I regret to advise that the decision has been taken to cancel INK Festival 2020 and the Tour.


Everyone who knows and loves INK will appreciate quite how difficult a decision this was to take, but the Directors and Trustees felt that in the face of so many uncertainties on so many fronts, it was the right thing to do, however painful.


A huge amount of work by a great number of people has already gone into INK 2020 and we are determined to salvage and reward as much of this investment as possible. To that end we intend to carry over all the plays in this year’s programme to our next festival. And then add yet more, in order to make next year’s INK even bigger and better!


We remain committed to our core ambition to nurture talent and encourage people from all walks of life, to write short plays for INK so we will have more plays, in more categories, and hopefully, additional venues.


Much of this obviously depends on the goodwill of our terrific INK family. We are so indebted to all of you: writers, actors, technicians, stage crew, directors, sponsors, volunteers, artists and administrators. We appreciate only too well that no one does this to get rich but because you all share our passion.


If you have purchased tickets we will be in contact with you in the next week to arrange refunds and opportunities, in this extraordinary time, to donate to INK.


Keep healthy, as ever,


Julia Sowerbutts

Artistic Director

INK is a theatre company and registered charity, that sources, develops, and produces the best new short plays for stage and radio, by writers from East Anglia and beyond. Each year we showcase the new work at The INK Festival and on Tour.

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