Workshops / The Festival of Broken Stupid Ideas

The Festival of Broken Stupid Ideas

With Artistic Directors Toby Park & Aitor Basauri 

We had such an inspiring time with our Garage of Broken Stupid Ideas during the depths of lockdown, we decided to make a festival! 

All our shows begin with a stupid idea. We invite you to bring your ridiculous, creative, stupid ideas for a new project, theatre show or online content to our Garage so that our expert mechanics, Artistic Directors Toby Park and Aitor Basauri, can help you take a good look under the bonnet, see how they tick, get them running and hopefully take them out for a spin. We’ll use our experience to prod, poke and shake your idea, so that you can take it forward.

We invite eight projects to join us – either solo or group projects. All eight will present their ideas in the first session to kick things off. The eight projects will then be split into two working groups. These groups will meet for three further weekly sessions to develop their ideas, and then come together in the final week to present an online festival performance.

We are accepting a maximum of eight ideas for this project. An idea may be presented by an individual or a group.

All weekly sessions and the final performance will be via Zoom and all times listed are UK.

Dates for Garage sessions:

Fri 25th September @ 4pm – 2 hours – All 8 ideas

Fri 2nd, 9th & 23rd October – 2 hours per group at either 4pm or 6pm (to be decided in week 1)

Fri 30th October @6pm  – Online Festival performance

Price: £200 fee for the whole Garage process 

To apply to be part of the Festival of Broken Stupid Ideas:

Please email Natasha: 

In up to 50 words please tell us about you 


In up to 50 words please tell us about your project/ what your idea might be (even if this is very vague initially).

If you have any questions prior to applying, please email Managing Artistic Director, Toby Park: 

Deadline to apply: 1st September. We will inform people/ groups selected on Tuesday 8th September. 

We look forward to hearing your broken stupid ideas!