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24:7 Theatre Arts Network Ltd

Founded in 2004 by David Slack, the 24:7 Theatre Festival takes its cues from the spirit of originality and the ‘can do’ attitude of Manchester and the vibrancy of new talent at the Edinburgh Fringe. 24:7 nurtures new talent in writing, directing, performing and producing in order to maintain the cultural tradition of the city, to enhance the cultural experiences of Mancunians and to help build Manchester’s global reputation as a cultural centre.

The first festival attracted audiences of 1,600 people across a week of events in Manchester’s bars and clubs, increasing its audience numbers each year and attracting the support of many notable figures in UK theatre, film and television.

24:7 provides venues and technical support for all companies involved; allowing practitioners the license to develop work with the resources at their disposal, an ethic which relies not on the quantity of money available, but the strength of artistic ideas.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £70,000
  • 2013-2014: £71,610
  • 2014-2015: £73,472

Video feed

24:7 Theatre Festival 2013 -- short montage

A short celebration of the 10th 24:7 Theatre Festival in Manchester UK, with extracts from plays and readings, together with lovely audience reactions.

24:7 Theatre Festival 2013 montage

A celebration of the 10th 24:7 Theatre Festival in Manchester UK, with extracts from plays and readings, together with lovely audience reactions.

24:7 Theatre Festival 2013: Media Launch montage

A short montage of the exciting Media Launch of Manchester's tenth 24:7 Theatre Festival, held at the Comedy Store on 20 June 2013. Trailers of the 11 premieres were presented.

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24:7 2012 Theatre Festival 1-minute montage

A 1-minute montage of Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival, 21 - 27 July 2012

247 2012 5 min Montage - small edit

A short, 5-minute montage of Manchester's 9th annual 24:7 Theatre Festival, held from 20 - 27 July 2012. With a small edit

24:7 Theatre Festival 2012: a short montage

A 5-minute montage of the 10 productions and Extra events that took place in Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival from 20 - 27 July 2012.

"All the Bens" trailer for 24:7 2012

"All the Bens" trailer, performed live at the 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012 Media Launch on 20 June at Manchester's Comedy Store.

"Goldfish" trailer for 24:7 2012

"Goldfish" trailer, performed live at the 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012 Media Launch on 20 June at Manchester's Comedy Store.

"The Interpreter, Home" trailer for 24:7 2012

"The Interpreter, Home" trailer, performed live at the 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012 Media Launch on 20 June at Manchester's Comedy Store.

24:7 Theatre Festival 2012 Media Launch Short Montage

A short montage of the key elements of the 24:7 Theatre Festival Media Launch at Manchester's Comedy Store on Wednesday 20 June 2012

Trailer for "The Transit of Venus" at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012

"The Transit of Venus" by Eric Northey premieres at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012. Full details at http://www.247theatrefestival.co.uk/show2012firestarter.html

Trailer for "The Cell" at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012

"The Cell" by Michael Crowley premieres at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012. Full details at http://www.247theatrefestival.co.uk/show2012cell.html

Trailer for "Stars Are Fire" at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012

"Stars Are Fire" by Francesca Waite premieres at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012. Full details at http://www.247theatrefestival.co.uk/show2012firestarter.html

Trailer for "My Arms" at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012

"My Arms" by James Leach premieres at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012. Full details at http://www.247theatrefestival.co.uk/show2012myarms.html

Trailer for "Loaded" at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012

"Loaded" by Jo Kirtley Pritchard premieres at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012. Full details at http://www.247theatrefestival.co.uk/show2012loaded.html

Trailer for "The Legend of the Ghost Shark" at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012

"The Legend of the Ghost Shark" by Anthony Morgan premieres at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012. "Surreal comedy conjured by a journalist's dark fiction in a police state." Full details at http://www.247theatrefestival.co.uk/show2012legend.html

Trailer for "Firestarter" at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012

"Firestarter" by Dave Windass premieres at 24:7 Theatre Festival 2012. "You like fire? Peter's here. Watching. Waiting. Ready to strike." Full details at http://www.247theatrefestival.co.uk/show2012firestarter.html

24:7 Theatre Festival 2011: 5-minute montage

A 5-minute montage of the 24:7 Theatre Festival 2011. Full info on the website: http://www.247theatrefestival.co.uk

24:7 Theatre Festival 2011: 1-minute montage

A 1-minute montage of the 24:7 Theatre Festival 2011. Full info on the website: http://www.247theatrefestival.co.uk

24:7 Theatre Festival 2011: 30-second montage

A 30-second montage of the 24:7 Theatre Festival 2011. Full info on the website: http://www.247theatrefestival.co.uk

Sherica by Ian Winterton @ 24:7 Theatre Festival 2011, Manchester, UK

Writer: Ian Winterton Director: Trevor MacFarlane Company: Balloon Head Productions and Shred Productions 'Stop...! This isn't me. I don't visit prostitutes. For God's sake - I read the Guardian!' Teacher Michael's infatuation with a sex worker opens him up to blackmail. A compelling and moving thriller from the same team behind last year's Edinburgh hit 'Wednesday' ('a stunning piece of confrontational theatre' ***** - BroadwayBaby).

Rainbow Connection by Joanne Sherryden @ 24:7 Theatre Festival 2011, Manchester , UK

Writer: Joanne Sherryden Director: Adam Zane Company: Bitter Little Angels When Joey met Shelly... He's Brie, she's Dairylea. She likes Britney, he loves Judy. She's a mess; he's got OCD. The Rainbow Connection is a modern love story about an unlikely friendship and the search for a little bit of magic... A rom-com without the rom

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21-23 Quay Street

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