BEAM is the UK’s biggest showcase of new musical theatre, a bi-annual curation of fabulously diverse shows in a variety of stages of development, so they can be presented to potential development partners, producers and audiences.
BEAM will return in 2023 - details of the pitching opportunities will be released in summer 2022 about how you can get involved and pitch your new musical for the 2023 festival.
"I’ve never felt a buzz quite like it... while new writing of plays thrives in theatres up and down the land, there’s hardly ever been a truly co-ordinated attempt to develop and promote new musicals from the ground up. Until now... What BEAM2016 did was bring writers and supporters of new musicals to the same party – and make them part of a community... It was an inspiring event – and a provocative one. The future of British musicals may well have been born in those two days." Mark Shenton in The Stage