From Monday 8 April– Sunday 14th 2019, over 600 artists will gather to present over 140 performances at 20 Venues, spanning 6 days.

About this Event

From Monday 8th April – Sunday 14th April 2019, over 600 artists will gather to present over 100 performances at 20 Venues, spanning 6 days.

This edition of the Lagos Theatre Festival will be showing new work that will portray Imagine the Unimaginable of Lagos. The theme was selected to capture through performance, the expressed in the comings and goings, the repetitive activities of the city and society at large.

Like in 2018, the 2019 edition will have curated and fringe strands.

The fringe is an open access festival for all genres in the performing arts (small theatre, children’s theatre, dance, film, spoken word, comedy, puppetry, cabaret, music and interdisciplinary arts) and is designed to allow performers/companies not participating in the curated festival an opportunity to present work for viewing, an excellent avenue to get involved in the Festival program, try out ideas and receive audience and delegate feedback but will be included in all promotional campaigns for the festival and in some cases will be programmed at venues.

Lagos Theatre Festival founded by British Council in 2013, is a festival to present performing arts from Nigeria ,US , UK,Europe and Africa at Large every February in Lagos. It has a part focus on presenting site specific work in Unconventional places.

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The Lagos Theatre Festival 2019 theme is “Imagine The Unimaginable ”.


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