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Rich Mix: The Mix

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Rich Mix joins the Voila! family for the first time in 2019, offering two performance spaces (see also, The Studio). In The Mix, three companies will benefit from a week-long residency in the building. Priority will be given to projects that respond to Rich Mix’s autumn season theme, ‘Playful Interfaces’.  

The Mix is an ideal venue for emerging companies, who are looking for a place to develop and support their work. This might be an interactive performance, ensemble piece, music, new writing, devised theatre, comedy, puppetry, or performance art. The venue may not be well suited for dance, circus or physical theatre, as the floor is concrete and there is a low ceiling. We’re especially looking for projects that can make creative use of the non-traditional theatre space, with simple technical needs. Please let us know why you think The Mix is the best venue for your show in your application.

The venue offers: a technician for one 3-hour tech rehearsal. You may bring your own operator for performances, or make arrangements with Rich Mix to hire an additional technician to operate your show. The residency will consist of 5 days free rehearsal space during July & August 2019, subject to availability.

Number of performances: 2

Three companies will perform in The Mix, with 2 performances each during the weekend of 15 - 17 November 2019.

Configuration Options: flexible studio space with moveable folding chairs. This venue can be used for end-on, traverse, thrust, or in the round performances - or even interactive performance with no seating. There will be a one-hour turn-around time between shows to allow each company to configure the space. Please note, however, that there is limited storage space for props, set, and costumes, and limited lighting capabilities.

Please bear in mind any set needs to fit in the elevator (1.1m wide x 1.4m deep x 2m high) as the theatre spaces are on the 4th floor of the venue. See specifications.

Capacity: 80 - 100 seats.

Contract & Finance: Voila will contract the companies upon acceptance to the festival. Tickets will be £8 online and £10 at the door, with booking fees of £1.50 per order paid by the ticket buyer. There is no VAT applicable on ticket sales. The festival and the performing company will split the box office 50/50. (Voila’s 50% of the box office covers the cost of hiring the venue.) Our box office income estimator (here) is intended to give you a reasonable estimate of your show’s potential income.

Location: 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

Accessibility: This venue is fully accessible.

Good to Know: Rich Mix is a multi-arts venue in lively Shoreditch, home to three cinema screens, three performance venues, a restaurant, and art gallery. In the space between the Mix and the Studio on the 4th floor, there is a small bar. The venue is a 3-minute walk from Shoreditch High Street overground station, or a 15-minute walk from either Old Street station or Bethnal Green station.

Website: richmix.org.uk

Contact: please direct questions about this venue to festivals@richmix.org.uk