The Bitesize Festival is calling out for shows, producers and artists to be part of Riverside Studios’ 5th Bitesize Festival.

Whether you were planning on taking a show to the Vaults, you have a new show you want to put on its feet, or you are looking for a home for a Pre-Edinburgh/festival warm-up, Bitesize Festival is your place!

The Bitesize Festival offers a platform for inspiring and innovative theatre/live performance makers to showcase their work in front of West London’s cultural scene. This growing festival encompasses theatre, comedy, burlesque, improv, musicals, children’s shows, dance, immersive theatre, spoken word, Gig, drag and cabaret.


Applications deadline: 8th April to end of April

Festival: 2nd July – 28th July 2024


  • Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret
  • Dance
  • Family
  • Spoken Word
  • Gig Theatre
  • Variety
  • Cross-form performance
  • Pre-Edinburgh/festival warm-ups


  • All shows have a maximum length of 60 minutes.
  • Minimal set & technical requirements’ turnaround between each show will be 30 minutes.
  • You’ll need to have your own operator as part of your crew.


  • 1–8 performances will occur in Studio 3 (150 seats, end-on) or the River Room (70 seats, cabaret-style).
  • 70/30 split on net box office (Artists will receive 70% on net box office). No further deductions! Financial settlements will be made after the final performance.
  • All tickets will be £10 General, £6.50 Concession. There is a £1.50 booking fee with a cap of £7.50 per transaction (outside the ticket price) and a 4% Credit Card Commission (Inside the ticket cost).

There will be a Festival Pass for sale, which gives customers access to all performances. Please see the details on acceptance to the festival.

  • Marketing Support
  • The chance to win some of our awards
  • Access to all Bitesize performances (If available)
  • Dressing rooms will be provided.
  • There are a couple of free spaces that can be used for rehearsals – subject to availability.

Read more and apply here