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Supporting INK helps us continue our work. We are a charity with no core funding, run by almost all volunteers and so rely on the generosity of private individuals, companies and funding trusts. We'd hugely appreciate your support.

Each year we produce the INK Festival in Halesworth, Suffolk. In 2023 this will be a four day event which will envelop the town with live performance. There will be more than 50 new short plays, that have been produced by INK, performed several times each day. All have been selected from annual submissions and cover a broad base of exciting and relevant topics. During the four days there is also a programme of comedy, musicals, poetry, art, extensive children’s programmes, talks, short films and much more.

This is a Festival that showcases so much new work and involves hundreds of professional theatre practitioners coming together: writers, actors, directors, poets, comedians, sound and lighting technicians, artists, and many more.

During the Festival thousands of people flood into the town and East Anglia. We aim to encourage a greater awareness and prosperity to the region, as well as a huge injection of theatre and performing arts to East Anglia.

On 17th April we have introduced The INK Youth Festival Day, a day when local secondary school students can come, for free, and experience the excitement of live performance theatre.

Become a Friend

You can support INK with as little as £50, all goes to help us produce the magnificent INK Festival and we hope will leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling that you have supported the Arts. Your support could help pay for an actor, rehearsal rooms, performances spaces and more - we need you, so thank you!

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Become a Corporate Sponsor

Support from you would really help us make INK Festival 2023 a truly wonderful event. In return we will do all we can to raise your company's profile amongst our Festival audiences, from adverts in the programme, signage, acknowledgement on the website and social media - let's work together to make the 2023 INK Festival a great event for everyone!

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Latest INK News

INK Festival Tickets on Sale Now

The INK Festival 2023 will take place 13-16th April (+ April 17th which is an exclusive day for students) in Halesworth, Suffolk. We have expanded into the town to create many original performance spaces where we will be performing more than …

Letter to The Guardian

Julia Sowerbutts’ letter to The Guardian published 17th December in response to their article about the squeeze on opportunities for new plays and playwrights. She asks the paper for their press support too! Read here …

Actors Auditions For INK Festival 2023

Audition dates are London -January 25th/26th, and 27th. Suffolk -January 28th. Please send your CV, Photo, Showreel and/or Spotlight link to  julia@inkfestival.org London Theatre Deli, 107 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 4AF – close to Liverpool …

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