Sprint 2018

“A vital, nourishing seedbed for bold, new and emerging artists” – The Stage, March 2016


Sprint is CPT’s flagship annual festival of adventurous new performance. For 21 years, it’s been hosting the most eye-opening new talents in theatre – many of whom are now fixtures on major stages worldwide.  Always a highlight of the CPT year, Sprint is when we play fastest and loosest, where we open our doors widest to the most extraordinary array of new and diverse indie theatre talent.

In 2018, we can promise you another intense hit of creativity: three weeks of shows like you’ve never seen shows before, by the most surprising theatre-makers you’ve yet to meet. This year’s lineup, as ever, features brand new artists making their first professional work, and fast-rising talent performing new shows for the first time. Highlights include a three-night run of Camden Youth Theatre’s electrifying NOISE, Jo Hauge’s unmissable If Britney Could Get Through 2007 We Can Get Through This and a preview of the new offering TYPICAL from the creators of 2017’s smash-hit Queens of Sheba, Nouveau Riche.

19 nights. 46 different shows. So much to get excited about. Join us.

Sprint 2018 Offers:

Early Bird: book before midnight on Fri 2 February for tickets at just £7.50 (hurry, this offer is limited!)

Season pass: book 5 of more shows as part of the festival and recieve a 20% discount

Double bill: book two different shows on the same night for just £16 (that’s just £8 each!)

For all of the above offers simply add your tickets to the basket and we’ll do the rest!

Delay by Steven Fraser
5-24 March, £2

Delay is a queer love story in a limited edition zine that you can act out in your imagination. The story takes place in the bar of CPT and is designed for adults with autism. Running throughout Sprint Festival.

Shows in this Festival

until Sat 24 Mar, 2018

Funny, disconcerting and beautiful promenade performance using the city ‘as it is’ to overlay a narrative onto incidental events, people and existing architecture

Presented by: Juan Ayala / Decollage

Sat 24 Mar, 2018

Armed with wigs and wit, Meraki Collective’s bright and playful dance-theatre show takes on the rules around social étiquette

Presented by: Meraki Collective

Sat 24 Mar, 2018

Combining comedy, poetry and songs, Sunked is a spoken-word show about salvage, salvation and Celine Dion

Presented by: Chris White