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HighTide Festival Theatre

HighTide Festival Theatre was founded in 2007 to discover, produce and champion emerging playwrights, a core vision which informs all the company’s work. As testament to High Tide’s growing reputation as a pioneer in ambitious and ground-breaking new theatre, the company receives over 900 unsolicited script submissions annually.

Under Artistic Director Steven Atkinson, the annual HighTide Festival in Halesworth, rural Suffolk, has become one of the UK's leading theatre events. After the festival, HighTide's productions often nationally and internationally in partnerships with leading venues and organisations like the Bush Theatre, National Theatre, Old Vic Theatre, Ambassador Theatre Group, Edinburgh Festival Australian National Play Festival.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £200,000
  • 2013-2014: £200,000
  • 2014-2015: £200,000

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HighTide Festival 2011

Special Discount! 25% off all tickets to the festival when you mention code 'QRAD' online or on the phone. Ring 020 7566 9780 or go to to book your tickets. HighTide Festival is now in it's 5th year at The Cut in Halesworth. We are premiering four new productions: Dusk Rings A Bell by Stephen Belber, Nicked by Richard Marsh and Natalia Sheppard (aka Rogue Nouveau), Midnight Your Time by Adam Brace and Incoming by Andrew Motion. Join us: 28 April - 8 May


25% DISCOUNT IF YOU MENTION 'QRAD' WHEN BOOKING (only for 10-17 March performances) RING: 0844 871 7632 | ONLINE: | Trafalgar Studios 2 | 10 March - 2 April 2011 For Info: Lidless, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's devastating first play, won the Yale Drama Series Award for Playwriting in 2009, and the production won a Fringe First Award in Edinburgh Festival 2010. A work of extraordinary intelligence and finely-balanced sensibility, it marries the implacable logic of a Greek tragedy with an all-too-modern setting. Lidless is an extraordinary and original attempt to show the enduring strain on the victims of the U.S.'s deployment of torture at Guantanamo. David Hare HighTide's Artistic Director Steven Atkinson directs. This production reconfigures Trafalgar Studios for the first time into an in-the-round auditorium, placing the audience within the world of the play. "From Steven Atkinson's hot-house production, a superb play is given a stunningly good production" Scotsman (FIVE STARS)

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Contact details


The Cut Theatre
New Cut
IP19 8BY

52.345558, 1.50523

  • 52.345558 1.50523

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