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Join us for Grow Festival 2024, a celebration of new and contemporary theatre and screenings for artists, creatives and audiences alike! With networking opportunities to strengthen industry connections and meet new contacts, and drop-in sessions for 1:1 support, there really is something for artists in all stages of their career in this year's exciting programme.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the Grow Festival 2024 information in large print (font size 20-26, opens as PDF)

GROW FESTIVAL OFFER: Buy tickets for all three paid performances (Digital Shorts, Wolf Pack and Be Our Guest) for just £24 (saving up to 20%).

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Grow Festival Launch Event: Digital Shorts - Thur 6 Jun, 8pm

Join us for the launch of our annual artist development festival. This event will give artists the chance to meet other creatives in the city and to also enjoy a special preview of our Digital Shorts project: A series of short films created with local writers, including Tom Wells, Evie Guttridge, Elle Ideson, Jim Norris and Hannah Scorer. 

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Wolf Pack Theatre – Knickers (Sharing + Q&A) - Sat 8 June, 8pm

Jodie owns a coffee shop…Jodie is skint…Jodie needs money…Jodie gets an idea…

This laugh-out-loud comedy written by Kira Holmes explores the extreme lengths Jodie will go to, to make ends meet during the cost-of-living crisis. Selling her knickers online, what could possibly go wrong?

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Rehearsed Reading with Pilot Theatre - Tue 11 Jun, 7pm

Telling the tale of the iconic British writer, philosopher, and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and set against a backdrop of societal upheaval. With music by singer-songwriter Billy Nomates, and written by Hull playwright Maureen Lennon, this story delves deep into Wollstonecraft's life, from her early struggles growing up in Beverley, to her impassioned fight for equality.

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Grow: Connect & Collaborate Networking Event - Wed 12 Jun, 11am

On 12th June we will be hosting an informal artist meet-up. Whatever stage you are at in your career we are inviting artists to come together at Hull Truck Theatre to have a space to connect with other artists in the city, build a community and support one another. The session will be facilitated by Hull Truck Theatre staff.

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Introduction to Playwriting: Sharing - Thur 13 June, 8pm

Join us for script-in-hand sharing’s from the budding playwrights who have recently attended the 10-week ‘Introduction to Playwrighting’ course at Hull Truck Theatre.

This is an opportunity to see new work in its rawest and most exciting form!

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Silent Uproar: Workshop - Fri 14 Jun, 5pm

This session is for anyone who writes but doesn’t tend to work on scripts. You don’t need any experience writing plays, just curiosity about what that process looks like. In this taster session you will have the opportunity to play around with some ideas.

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Forget-Me-Not Screening - Tue 18 Jun, 6pm

This 40-minute film features the shared lived experiences of four Ukrainian refugees who sought sanctuary in East Yorkshire under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. Learn more about their journey, challenges and adapting to a new environment during this exploration of humanity.

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Be Our Guest Residency: Sharing - Fri 21 Jun, 8pm

Theatre, chips, and a pint all for £10. What’s not to like? Join us for the ‘First Time Out’ of three new performances from local artists and companies who will ‘Be Our Guest’ at Hull Truck Theatre in June. Devising new work, they will be sharing their brand-new exciting creations at the end of the week-long residency.

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