Making Waves is a brand-new initiative brought to you by UK Arts International and Looping The Loop.


An exciting weekend of Theatre, Dance and Live Performance, Making Waves is the perfect marketplace for local new work to be presented to a National platform.


Showcasing the region’s best theatre, dance, comedy, cabaret and music, Making Waves offers everyone involved in creating live performance in North and East Kent, the opportunity to present their work to an audience of industry professionals with a view to extending networks and developing performance opportunities – all underpinned by a professional development day led by Charlotte Jones, director of the Independent Theatre Council.

So whether you are a producer, venue manager, festival director, programmer, booker, agent or simply an arts professional wanting to network with industry peers, Making Waves is a chance to explore the wealth of creative talent based in the area through full length productions, a showcase of excerpts, and a pitch event for ‘ready to go’ work, as well as opportunities to network with all the participating artists.

Taking place over the weekend of 27th – 29th September, Making Waves is part of Margate Now and takes place as the Turner Prize exhibition opens at Turner Contemporary.