The LTF Foundation organizers of the Lagos Theatre Festival have announced that the Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) 2019 will take place in Lagos from Monday 4th February to Sunday 10th February 2019.
Primary among LTF’s objectives is the showcasing of innovative ideas that inspire new audiences and new creative work that spark conversation and debate; the festival will hold at various venues in Lagos including Freedom Park Broad Street Lagos Island.
The festival organisation has recently transited into the care of a registered trust, a Not-for-Profit organisation managed by the Board of Directors. The festival was conceived and launched in 2013 as a fringe festival by the United Kingdom’s cultural organisation, British Council in response to their inspiration to provide a platform for theatre makers in Nigeria, to develop audiences for theatre productions and to produce theatre works for unconventional spaces.
The Board of Directors of Lagos Theatre Festival Foundation iterate the continued dedication of the festival to promoting theatre in Nigeria and encouraging theatre makers to create experimental productions that can be situated in different theatre spaces – traditional and non-traditional, in line with the laudable precedence that has been set by the founders of the festival, British Council.
The Board spokesperson states, “We are fully committed to ensuring that Lagos Theatre Festival becomes more impactful to theatre makers, theatre lovers and the society at large”.
According to the Festival Spokesperson, “This year’s programme is designed to ensure that the festival offers unforgettable experiences to all stakeholders – audience, producers, performers, volunteers and everyone that will come in contact with the festival in any way”.
The 5th LTF took place in February 2018 across Lagos featuring over 110 events, garnering attendance of over 6500 audience, enthusiasts who attended the workshops and shows at the various venues which included Freedom Park, British Council, MUSON, TerraKulture Arena and City Hall during the 6 day period of the festival.
The theme for LTF 2019 is ‘Imagine the Unimaginable’. LTF looks forward to seeing you all West Africa’s largest theatre event for fringe performances!!!
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