Departure Lounge 2023

Thu 6 – Fri 7 Jul, 2023
In Good Company and Derby Theatre’s hugely successful summer festival of cool, contemporary and cutting edge theatre returns!

This year marks In Good Company‘s 10th anniversary! After a decade of listening to, supporting and championing independent artists across the Midlands, we’re celebrating with a jam-packed Departure Lounge Festival – and yes, you’re invited!

This year, we’re putting the magnifying glass on Co-creation: How do artists make work with and for different communities?

We are delighted that this year’s Festival is going international, with the line-up including shows created as part of ConnectUp, an international collective of theatres and arts organisations creating shows for young audiences, with productions from Teatro Elsinor from Milan, Italy and Theatre Pinklec from Croatia. Add to this some brilliant performances from a whole host of the most exciting UK theatre companies and artists…and we have a delicious Departure Lounge cocktail of shows, discussions and events to serve up to artists, audiences, participants and young people!

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