Summer Nights is The Blue Room Theatre’s curated program of theatre and performance, presented as part of Western Australia’s biggest annual arts festival – FRINGE WORLD. The season takes place across January and February; dates for 2020 Festival are yet to be announced.

With the aim of presenting high-quality, diverse and contemporary live events within the FRINGE WORLD environment, Summer Nights is our opportunity to showcase what’s next in independent performance – from our own backyard and around the world.

Artists from around the corner and across the globe are invited to submit works that excite, inspire and provoke to fill our venues for four wonderful weeks over the balmy Perth summer.

Summer Nights 2020
Information Pack Released and Applications Open: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Applications Due: Wednesday 10 July 2019
Notification By: Friday 9 August 2019

Each year for Summer Nights, we offer a range of performance programs to accommodate and serve a variety of independent artists and their works. We welcome applications ranging from tried and tested crown-pleasers to exploratory ideas. Every year, you can expect us to offer the below opportunities for presentation, alongside some year-to-year collaborations and partnerships.

The Blue Room Theatre and Studio – 
The Blue Room Theatre and Studio are intimate and flexible black box space. They are intimate and can accommodate small-to-medium productions with professional design that do not require a large amount of space for storage

External Events –
While most Summer Nights action takes place in our performance spaces, the streets of Perth during FRINGE WORLD are packed with hungry, festival-fit audiences. We welcome offers from artists for outdoor events, free performances, or amazing ideas that simply don’t fit into a traditional theatre, whatever form they may take.

Short-Works Development Programs –
We are proud to support emerging artists wanting to dip their toe into Fringe, or familiar faces keen to road test a new idea, through short work Development Programs.

The full performance program offer for Summer Nights 2020 will be released with application and information pack on 12 June 2019.

Summer Nights offers;

One of the most generous box office splits at FRINGE WORLD

Free venue hire, including full festival rig, AV and sound

Professional theatre venues with dedicated full time staff

Expert marketing and publicity support including a listing in the Summer Nights full-colour program, an event page on our website, and inclusion in a substantial marketing campaign

Access to The Blue Room Theatre staff, including Producers, Technical Manager and Marketing Manager, for support and advice in the lead up to and during the festival

The Blue Room Theatre runs box office and supplies all FOH staff

No added public liability insurance required (once you become a financial members of The Blue Room Theatre)

Visa and tax office assistance for international artists

A full list of support will be made available with the release of the application pack.

The information and application pack for Summer Nights 2020, detailing what’s on offer for the season and with the application form, will be released when applications open on Wednesday 12 June 2019.

If you have any questions about The Blue Room Theatre’s Summer Nights, please don’t hesitate to contact our Producer Harriet Roberts at harriet@blueroom.org.au or call the office on (08) 9227 7005.