Voila! Europe is a multilingual theatre festival produced by The Cockpit. Our curated programme of cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary performance opens a trusted portal to new European theatre for independent artists and adventurous audiences. The festival is live on stage in London and live online everywhere, gathering together a welcoming community of the culturally curious.

Theatre Deli is thrilled to announce our participation in Voila! Festival 2024. Set to unfold 4th-24th November, Voila! invites cross-disciplinary, independent artists to present an array of new European theatre to adventurous audiences. We're honoured to serve as the artist’s hub for Voila! 2024, welcoming audiences and artists to share our space to create and connect. 

Header image: Pourqoui les Vieux - photo by Chris Lince

What Theatre Deli is offering:

Performance opportunities:

We are proud to be a participating venue, where we are offering our Studio 10 and Studio 12 spaces to programmed artists on each Friday and Saturday for the duration of the festival. 

  • Selected Artists will have access to either Studio 10 or Studio 12 for one weekend during the festival and will do performances each evening.

  • Selected Artists will retain 100% of their box office earnings and receive box office support, while managing their own ticketing.

  • A tech induction to the space will be provided, but artists must source their own technicians for the shows.

  • Marketing support includes an event page on our website, social media posts, newsletter mentions, and posters throughout our space. Additionally, 1:1 catch-ups for marketing advice are available. Artists are responsible for directing audiences to their shows and driving engagement.

Click to see the tech specifications and capacities of these studios. 

Theatre Deli Voila! 2024 Residency 

For this festival, we are introducing a Theatre Deli Voila! 2024 Residency, open to any artist wishing to be part of the programming at Theatre Deli. This is an opportunity for an emerging artist to join us in a supportive and creative environment to develop and experiment with their ideas. This opportunity is intended for new experimental work.

The residency will include: 

  • Up to ten days worth of free space for research and development

  • An opportunity to showcase the work created on the last weekend of the festival

  • Dramaturgical support from our Producer 

  • £500 seed funding 

The artist or company will then present their work-in-progress for audiences at Theatre Deli on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of November.


Free Membership 

All Voila! artists programmed in any participating venues will be eligible for a free Theatre Deli Membership in the three months leading up to the festival. 

As a studio member you will receive:

  • Member Rates: 10-15% off studio hire, bookable through our Community Hub.

  • Two Weeks’ Notice deal for £10 per hour flat rate hire for any booking made less than 14 days in advance.

  • Rock up and Rehearse: If we have any spare studios, rock up and use them on the day 10am-6pm  for only £5 per hour! Book through our Community Hub or report to our Reception staff to ask what rooms are available.

  • Creative Workspace: Use us like a creative library. Come and work in our common areas any time you like. 

How to Apply

To apply to be programmed at Theatre Deli as part of Voila! 2024 or for the Theatre Deli Voila! 2024 Residency, you will need to apply for space through Eventotron

All applications will go via the platform Eventotron. Here is a quick guide on how to apply. 

  • Set up a profile on Eventotron & log in

  • Search for the Voila! Theatre Festival

  • Find the Venue(s) you want to apply to - please read carefully through their offer/capacity etc. & only apply to a venue(s) that are suitable for your show.

  • Fill in the application form in writing or by recording a video answering the questions.

  • You may send your application to multiple venues, however we expect that each show will only perform at one venue during the festival.

  • The programming team from each venue will get back to you with their decision.

  • All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 7th June. 

You can find more info about how to sign up on Eventotron here