Crossing the Line Festival is a pan-European Theatre Festival celebrating artists with intellectual disabilities! The first festival took place in Roubaix in 2017 and the second edition was to take place in Galway, Ireland. It was produced by Blue Teapot Theatre Company in Galway as part of the European Capital of Culture over 4 days in May 2020. Unfortunately the festival had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. We are now hoping to move the festival to May 2021 and will be back with more information as soon as it has been clearer what the future holds.
The Festival will feature theatre made by all of the European theatre companies within the Crossing the Line Network: Blue Teapot from Galway in Ireland, Moomsteatern from Malmo in Sweden, Compagnie de L’Oiseau-Mouche from Roubaix in France, Mind the Gap from Bradford in England, Theater Babel from Rotterdam in The Netherlands and Teatr 21 from Warsaw in Poland, and also Hijinx from Cardiff in Wales. Several Irish companies will also present work at the Festival, we are delighted to also welcome; That’s Life, Speckled Egg and Equinox.