We, at Festival in a Box, are great fans of the theatre.Â We love the entire experienceâ€¦from the beautiful hush thatÂ sweeps the audience as the lights come down, to the first tenseÂ moments as the actor steps onto stage. The interval ice creamÂ and applauding those that have captured your imaginations. WeÂ love to be invited into a new world, told the story of itâ€™s peopleÂ and leave enriched with a new perspective.Â The spectacle of the theatre lends itself perfectly to the eventsÂ industry. Increasingly over the last few years companies likeÂ Gingerline, Punchdrunk and Secret Cinema have been invitingÂ their patrons into daring immersive events, launching them on aÂ sensory journey of food, dance or film. Itâ€™s a pretty strongÂ concoction – and one that we fully embrace.Â In our eyes, this trend for theatrics works at itâ€™s very best whenÂ outdoor, at the beating heart of a festival style event. FestivalsÂ are the perfect canvas, providing a compact village for thrillÂ seekers and experience hunters to happen upon the weird andÂ the wonderful. Just like the theatre, when you go to a festival youÂ always end up leaving with more than you came with â€“ and weâ€™reÂ not just talking about a stinking hangover and someone elseâ€™sÂ Indian headdress; feast on a banquet of culinary delights, get upÂ close and personal with your favourite bands and spend theÂ night dancing under the stars. Combine this with a night at theÂ theatre and youâ€™ve got the perfect cultural experience.
At Festival in a Box we embrace this whole heartedly. It reallyÂ gets our juices goingâ€¦and with our strong connections to theÂ theatrical world we love to create secret spaces for intimate gigsÂ and pockets of magic in our festival style events.Â We provide an experience that consumes and intoxicates. StepÂ through a wardrobe and push past coats to happen upon yourÂ musician performing an intimate gig. Follow a mysteriousÂ character to a clearing in the woods where fire performerÂ enthral. Stumble upon beach hut with itâ€™s alcoholic treats. AtÂ Festival in a Box your pleasure is our delight.