Summer Nights is our hand-crafted program of theatre, dance and performance which takes place as part of the biggest annual arts festival in Western Australia – FRINGE WORLD. In 2017, the festival ran from 20 January – 19 February.
Summer Nights is an initiative of The Blue Room Theatre that presents high-quality, diverse and contemporary live events. In 2017 we welcomed over 11,000 audience members through our doors and won our sixth consecutive FRINGE WORLD Best Independent Program award. We were also proud that events presented as part of Summer Nights received eight other FRINGE WORLD awards, including the prestigious Martin Sims Award (Bus Boy), Best Comedy(Butt Kapinski), The Blaz Award and the Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award (THE ONE by Jeffrey Jay Fowler).
For the first time in 2017 we collaborated with State Theatre Centre of Western Australia. For two and a half weeks we will be took up residence in the beautiful 230-seat Studio Underground, presenting thirty three performances of world-class shows for the audiences of Perth and providing artists access to this wonderful space.
For the 2018 festival we will be inviting local, national and international artists to fill our venues with work that pushes the envelope and redefines performance. We welcome shows that are experimental, emerging and challenging; as well as shows that are established audience pleasers. The stage is set and we can’t wait for you to show us what you can do with it.
> One of the most generous box office splits at FRINGE WORLD
> Professional theatre venues with dedicated full-time staff
> Free venue hire including full festival lighting rig, AV and sound
> Expert marketing and publicity support including a listing in the Summer Nights full-colour brochure, an event page on TBRT website and inclusion in our marketing campaign, along with all the perks of having a show in FRINGE WORLD. Check out the full Marketing & Publicity support offered here.
> We’ll run your box office and front of house
> Being part of a successful, established live performance program that attracted over 11,000 people in 2017, with 80% capacity across all productions (including artist passes)
> No added public liability insurance requirements
Applications for Summer Nights 2018 will open in June 2017.
THE BLUE ROOM THEATRE + STUDIO: The Blue Room Theatre (62 capacity) and Studio (50) are intimate and flexible black box spaces. The Blue Room Theatre venues have been operational for 27 years and attract an audience willing to take risks, enjoy diversity of performance and champion innovation. The theatres are upstairs in our heritage venue adjacent to an established bar which opens one hour before the first show and closes late. Drinks are cheap and audiences and artists alike hang around post-show. READ MORE
STUDIO UNDERGROUND, STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA: For the first time in 2016 we will be presenting two and a half weeks of world class performance in the beautiful 230-seat Studio Underground. We are seeking proposals from high quality, presentation-ready works from around the corner and across the globe that inspire and challenge audiences and will utilise the unique opportunity of access to this space. READ MORE
OUTDOOR EVENTS + AMAZING IDEAS THAT SIMPLY WON’T FIT IN A TRADITIONAL THEATRE: The streets of Perth during FRINGE WORLD are packed with hungry, festival fit audiences, and while most of the Summer Nights action takes place in our performance spaces, we are keen to help you take advantage of the fun festival atmosphere with your very own site-specific performance. We want you to reconsider your relationship with form and audience, and get down and dirty with Perth’s eccentricities. Immerse your work in our building, street, skyline, or neighbourhood; from our doorstep to the dunes, no idea is too big or too small. READ MORE
600 SECONDS: We are seeking applications from artists interested in creating a new piece of performance no more than 10 minutes long. 600 Seconds is ideal for emerging artists interested in getting to know The Blue Room Theatre and taking part in Summer Nights. READ MORE
Still have some questions? Check out our answers to Summer Nights FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. If your question isn’t there drop us an email – details below.
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Image Credit: (header + top two) Tanya Voltchanskaya, (third) Simon Pynt, (bottom) Jackson Eaton