Sprint Festival 2021

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

Sprint is CPT’s annual festival of new and unusual theatre. Even more than elsewhere in our calendar, we throw open our doors – and our stages – to artists at the dawn of their careers, making brand new cutting-edge work.

Ali Wright

Launched in 1997 – and therefore older than many artists in this year’s lineup – Sprint is the capital’s best-established festival of adventurous performance. Check-in here for shows and talents you’ve never dreamt of before, doing striking new things with theatre and performance. Plus one or two old CPT friends, twisting their practise into new shapes.

Also in this year’s lineup, a handful of artists whose gigs were pulled when Sprint 2020 was cut off in its prime by Covid. Having waited patiently since, they now unleash their still-unperformed shows into the post-pandemic (we hope!) world…

Shows in this Festival