Community Call Out: Roundabout

Cast, in collaboration with Paines Plough, are bringing back Roundabout to Doncaster. From Friday 1 - Sunday 3 October, Roundabout, a pop-up performance venue, will be taking over Doncaster Market Place. 

Alongside four incredible new plays, and some amazing local creatives (more info coming soon) we are offering three opportunities for local people, companies and organisations to feature as part of the Roundabout weekend.

We first hosted Roundabout in 2019; the festival featured everything from burlesque performers and a choir, to a night of comedy and local people sharing their stories. 

If you've got an idea for an event that you or an organisation/company you work with would like to feature within Roundabout, we want to hear from you. 

Roundabout is the perfect space for choir or acoustic singing performances, a great place to host a coffee morning or craft club. The space would make an incredible children’s party space or baby rave, or would be awesome for poetry or spoken word. We would love to see it used for workshops or learning activities, let your imagination go wild and send in your ideas!

 

What does Roundabout Look like?

 

Take a look at Roundabout as a space here.

Here's what Roundabout looked like in 2019.

Just remember, Roundabout is a compact space and we want to be realistic about what we can offer; we'd hate for you to be disappointed. We have limited performance times available. All expressions of interest will be considered by our team.


What we can offer 

 

  • Contribution of £100 towards sharing the event/activity
  • 1 hour time slot within Roundabout (either Saturday 3.30pm or Sunday 12.30pm or 3pm) 
  • Marketing support including space on our website and digital marketing 
  • A technician on the day to run any music, sound and lighting you might need 
  • Performance space for up to 10 people on stage 

 

Things to consider before you apply 

 

  • Roundabout is an in the round performance space. This means there will be audience all around you, so please bear this in mind
  • The performance floor space of Roundabout is 4.6m in diameter
  • There are no dressing rooms in Roundabout
  • There is no backstage space in Roundabout

 

Ready to apply?  

 

Deadline to apply is Monday 16 August, 5pm. Please register your interest by completely this form.

Or send us a short video (no more than 5 minutes in length) summarising the points below:

  • Who you and/or your organisation/company are (if applicable)
  • What you would like your activity/event to be (this can just be an idea at this stage)
  • Who the event is for (who do you imagine would come to it)
  • What support you need, if any, technically (i.e do you need a microphone, props)
  • Which performance slot you would prefer

Please send all videos to projects@castindoncaster.com

 

Questions?

 

Please email projects@castindoncaster.com