7th Lagos Theatre Festival to hold in February 2020…Opens Application for Production companies and individuals

The 7th edition of the Lagos Theatre Festival has been scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria from February 27th to March 1st, 2020. It will feature a wide variety of artistic expressions in unconventional spaces and traditional theatres to include workshops, drama, dance, spoken words performances, concerts and a variety of others.

A call for participation has also been announced by the festival organisers, encouraging theatre makers to apply to be part of the festival. Selected productions from the successful applications will have the opportunity to pitch for a grant of up to N1m, to support the production process, depending on the nature and scope of the works. To put in your work, visit

Lagos Theatre Festival was conceived and launched in 2013 by the British Council, with the purpose to provide a platform for theatre makers in Nigeria to produce theatre works for unconventional spaces and develop audiences for theatre productions. The management of the festival recently transited into the care of a registered trust, a Not-for-Profit organisation – LTF Foundation LTD/GTE managed by a Board of Directors – Olasupo Shasore SAN (Chairman), Ajoke Silva, Bolanle Austen-Peters, David Evans, Ojoma Ochai and Tosin Oshinowo.

While talking about some of the key things the festival will be looking out for in the applications, LTF Foundation Board Member, Tosin Oshinowo said, “Lagos Theatre Festival is aimed at promoting theatre in Nigeria, and interested in works that are unique and can be adapted to unconventional spaces. We look forward to receiving applications from producers, directors and performers who are ready to think out-of-the-box and eager to present works from different genre of theatre.”

The 6th edition of the festival, LTF 2019, featured over 100 events with an audience attendance of over 4,000 during the 7 days of the festival.

For more information, please contact:

Bukola Sanu

Festival Coordinator, Lagos Theatre Festival


[email protected]

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