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Queer Arts North Showcase 2020

  • Venue: Bramall Rock Void
  • Duration: 4 hours (15 minute interval)
  • Age Guidance: 16+
  • Triggers & Advisories: Click here for details.
    Triggers & Advisories

    Please note some performances include adult themes and references including violence and swearing

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Join Queer Arts North for an afternoon of performance + provocation, exploring the lives of LGBTQ+ people, for artists, creatives, producers, programmers, venues, festivals or community groups, interested in LGBTQ+ arts and culture.

Hosted by keynote speaker Rikki Beadle-Blair with performances from Ro Hardaker, gobscure, Rhiannon Scutt, Idle Women, Mandla Rae, Roma Havers, Jamaal Monarch and Bordello Theatre.

Plus panel discussions, development sessions (funding advice & artist pitches) and training opportunities.

Queer Arts North Artist & Venue Opportunities:

  • Artist Pitches – tell the room about your work (2min pitch slots available)
  • Funding Advice Sessions – get advice from Arts Council England (20min sessions available)
  • LGBTQ+ Awareness Training – if you’re a venue who want to be more LGBTQ+ aware join us for Curious Arts’ LGBTQ+ Awareness training (2hr session)

Book a showcase ticket, then email by midday, Friday 6th March to register your slot.

Please note: LGBTQ+ Awareness Training and Funding Advice Sessions will take place earlier in the day at Yorkshire Dance, LS9 8AH.

BSL Interpretation

The showcase will be BSL interpreted by Caroline Ryan and Lauren Lister.

Queer Arts North Showcase 2020 is supported by Arts Council England and Consortium: LGBT+ Futures Grants Programme.


  • Queer Arts North is a network of arts organisations strategically supporting LGBTQ+ arts, artists, organisations, venues and festivals across the North of England, co-ordinated by Curious Arts, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
  • Queer Arts North Members: Black Gold Arts, Cake Tin Foundation/Mother’s Ruin, Contact, Curious Arts, Homotopia, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage, Trans Creative and Yorkshire Dance.
  • Curious Arts is a Newcastle Gateshead based not-for-profit developing LGBTQ+ arts, artists and audiences across the North East of England. Their work celebrates and explores Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Culture. Working in partnership with arts and community organisations, every year in July they produce award-winning Curious Festival. A multi-art form celebration of LGBTQ+ culture.


Image Credit: Rhiannon Scutt (Emma Ledwith), gobscure (Niomi Fairweather), Mandla Rae, and Bordello Theatre (Michael McGuire).


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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors