Welcome to the Festival of Spanish Theatre, London

We will be celebrating our Tenth anniversary the week of the 12th December 2022 at John Lyons Theatre, CityLit in Covent Garden! A massive thank you to City Lit for generously supporting us again this year!

**Nuestro décimo aniversario se celebrará la semana del 12 de diciembre en nuestro teatro, John Lyons Theatre-, CityLity- Covent Garden. Muchísimas gracias CityLit otro año más por vuestro apoyo y gran generosidad.**

We are delighted to announce that FesTeLOFF will be celebrating its second edition… FesTeLOFF 2022 will be launched the week of the 12th of December. FesTeLOFF is the OFF section of the FesTeLõn, the Spanish Theatre Festival in London. Our second edition will be taking place due to both the success of the first edition and our commitment to provide a space for emerging theatre companies to flourish. 

FesTelOFF is a chance to celebrate amateur and emerging UK-based theatre companies whose material is adapted from or inspired by Spanish and Latin American playwrights.

Five companies will be selected to present their current ‘work-in-progress’ in a theatre in central London alongside professional companies as part of FesTeLõn in the week of the 12th December!

If you are interested in participating, please get in touch with us at festeloff@festelon.co.uk. We will provide you with an application form. The submission deadline is the 14th July 2022.

Companies interested in participating will need to submit a short video (max. 5 minutes, videos exceeding the 5-min limit won’t be considered) pitching their idea for the play or ‘work-in-progress’ alongside the application form.

Please be aware that this video does not need to be professionally edited or a finished product. It can be filmed even using your mobile phone.

The format is quite open. We only ask for the video to give us a clear idea of who you are, what moved you to apply, the general style of the project, the creative process behind it, the techniques or tools that you will use to develop it, and how you envision the final product in the future. So, for instance, you could combine a pitch of the idea by the creatives, sketches or schemas, and a practical example, like a short scene.

Be mindful that the work produced by the company must be faithful to the spirit of the original pitch. Otherwise, the invitation to participate in the festival could be withdrawn.

The five selected companies will be announced by 21st July 2022. They will be given the opportunity to perform their “work-in-progress” at FesTeLOFF 2022, which will take place in the week of the 12th December!

There are two prizes on offer. The FesTeLOFF Jury Panel will select one company to perform the final version of their play in the next edition of FesTeLõn. The second prize is awarded by popular public vote. You can hear from last year’s participants here: http://www.festivalspanishtheatre.co.uk/testimonials/festeloff/


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FesTeLõn has worked hard over the years to broaden our cultural offering and encourage audience participation via workshops and discussions with the top talent in Spanish performing arts. Led by those in the know, our audience have been able to engage with Golden Age and Contemporary Spanish theatre (as well as other creative genres) in a unique and meaningful way. Below are some of the events we have been able to offer with the  generous support of the our friends, partners and invited guests.  We hope to continue and expand these events in the future – so keep an eye out for updates.

Past events