Winter Nights is a festival created by The Blue Room Theatre to foster artistic exploration and dialogue around the practices of Western Australia’s theatre artists. Following our highly successful pilot project in 2018, and an expanded program in 2019, Winter Nights will continue in 2020.

In 2020, Winter Nights will be a remote festival that embraces the opportunities and rises to the challenge of our physically distant reality.

The Festival encompasses the essence of Winter Nights past by fostering dialogue, embracing innovation and celebrating creativity and the creative process. The 2020 offer prioritises these elements by providing a platform for artists to experiment with recreating and redefining their performance-making practice in the wake of Covid-19. 

Winter Nights 2020 is informed by the themes Reflect, Recreate and Redefine. We invite artists to consider our past and present, to interrogate the process of artmaking, and explore ways we can transform how we make and experience live performance.   We’re handing you the reigns to rediscover and experiment, and to be bold, creative and curious in your practice.   

There are three avenues for artists to engage and interact with Winter Nights: through supported creative developments, by hosting a conversation as part of an all-new podcast series; or through an intensive professional development workshop with Emma Valente of THE RABBLE.  

Winter Nights 2020
Information Pack Released and Applications Open: 8 May 2020
Expressions of Interest for Creative Development Due: 5pm, 20 May 2020
Applications for Conversations and Professional Development Due: 5pm, 29 May 2020

The information and application pack for Winter Nights 2020, detailing what’s on offer for the season and with the application forms can be found here.

If you have any questions about The Blue Room Theatre’s Winter Nights, please don’t hesitate to contact our Producer Harriet Roberts at

Winter Nights is proudly presented with the support of the Minderoo Foundation