Performing at CASA

CASA 2012

The application deadline for companies from Latin America hoping to perform at CASA 2012 has just opened!  We will be announcing details of our UK activities very soon, but if you are a company resident in Latin America or you know one, then read on…


Las solicitudes para el CASA Festival 2012 estarán abiertas hasta el 5 de Marzo!

Las fechas del festival este año serán del 7 al 16 de Septiembre 2012. Buscamos invitar a las mejores compañías de teatro Latinoamericanas a mostrar su trabajo en Londres como parte del más grande y mejor CASA Festival hasta la fecha.

Para descargar la convocatoria en español, haga clic aquí.


As Inscrições para o Festival CASA 2012 estão abertas até 5 de Março!

Este ano o festival acontecerá de 7 a 16 de Setembro 2012. Procuramos espetáculos de teatro da América Latina de altíssima qualidade para se apresentarem em Londres no maior e melhor CASA até então!

Para baixar a Chamada/Ficha de inscrição em Português, clique aqui.


We have teamed up with the brilliant 3rd Brazilian Film Festival of London to offer YOU an amazing FREE Festival Pass to see all the films at this year’s festival. There are only 20 passes available. To receive one, you have to follow the instructions below…

Please copy the picture below and send it to with CASA LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE FESTIVAL as the title and the first 20 to apply will receive these amazing passes. If you’re successful, all you’ll have to do is arrive 30 minutes before the film begins to exchange the print e-blast for the MEMBER PASS credential.

To see the great programme of films selected for this year’s festival, please visit


Good luck, Be Fast! We’ll see you there.


NUESTRA CASA Scratch Festival 2011

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival 2011 is proud to announce the return of the Nuestra CASA Scratch Festival.

There are very few other scratch nights like it: we bring together the most promising Latin American theatre-makers who are resident in the UK, give them £250, two days rehearsal space and their own mentor. Their task? To come up with ten to fifteen minutes of new material that makes the punters wonder why they were not included in the main programme from the outset.

Our aim is to encourage Latin Americans in the UK to turn the theatre they have been imagining into something they can present before a receptive public. The pieces will be discussed by the panel and spectators, then those that excite us enough may be chosen for development – hopefully to appear in CASA 2012, with a fully budgeted production.

Want to get involved?

Simply answer the questions below about an idea that you would like to present. Please provide CVs of those artists and companies involved. Remember: we provide a £250 budget, two days rehearsal space and your own mentor. You come with a strong idea and readiness to create it. The performance will take place on Thursday 20th October and should last fifteen minutes per group.

The questions, to be answered on one side of A4 (that’s roughly 500 words), any way you like:

  1. What is the piece you want to develop for CASA Scratch and why?
  2. What do you want to find out by performing it as a scratch?

Please get back to us with the answers to these questions and the CVs of those members of your group by no later than Monday 12th September, by 6pm. Send your applications to “Nuestra CASA – name of group” to . We will review submissions and get back to successful participants by the end of the week, so that work can begin. Rehearsals will take place at some point between the 3rd – 16th of October. We expect to receive quite a few applications so if you have it ready before the deadline, do not hesitate to send us your responses.

Please note: a Latin American company is one whose Latin American artists make up 50% or more of the group. If you are not a UK resident then we cannot accept your submission. Whilst we encourage applications from outside of London, we will not be able to arrange accommodation for those who are from outside of the city. That said, do get in touch with us if that is a worry. We will only be able to contact successful applicants, so if you do not hear from us within two weeks, unfortunately we cannot proceed with your submission this time around. The performance is on Thursday 20th of October, for which everyone in your group must be available.

We look forward to hearing from you!


We’re creating a number of part-time work experience opportunities for anyone over 18 as we prepare for CASA Latin American Theatre Festival 2011 in October.

The Gig

We would like to hear from you if you have an interest in any of these categories:

1) Arts Festival Management
2) Working in Theatre
3) Latin American Culture
4) Community Arts
5) Press Relations and Marketing
6) Fundraising for the Arts

How to Apply

Please send us an up to date CV and a Cover note (no more than 150 words) to expressing why you might be interested in this opportunity.

Please note that we will tailor your work experience to you so please be clear which area of our work you would like to work in.



CASA is proud to announce the visiting Latin American companies that have been selected for participation in CASA 2011 theatre programme. Having received nearly 200 applications for this year’s festival, we are delighted to have chosen six fantastic shows. Congratulations to these six and a huge thanks to all the other companies who applied.

(Shows / Company / Country)

Chef / Viaje Inmovil / Chile

El Inmigrante, El Nica / Teatro La Polea / Costa Rica

Codigo Pirata / Compania Vuelve en Julio/ Argentina

Passport / Teatro San Martin / Venezuela

El Guante y la Piedra / Teatro Secreto / Argentina

A Galinha Decolgada / Persona Companhia de Teatro and Teatro em Tramite / Brazil

More details about all these shows will follow very shortly!

Please note that applications for CASA 2012 will open in November 2011. Please keep an eye on our web page for more information closer to the date.