Group Application

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Register your interest as a group/choir for Short+Sweet Voices Dubai 2016.

Applying as a group for Short+Sweet Voices means that you will save a place for you and your friends, choir members, or organization to have a place in the competition. You don't need all the details set now; just apply to reserve your place!


Short+Sweet Voices Dubai hopes to host choral groups of all ages, professions and nationalities and we are open to both the experienced and fresh blood.

What is the name of your choral society, group, or organization? You may change this later.
Approximately how many members will be taking part in your group's performance.
ex. +971 55 xxxxxxx
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Short+Sweet Voices Dubai 2016

Short+Sweet Voices is an exciting new development in the Short+Sweet world, welcoming vocal performers, choirs and conductors to showcase their musical prowess in the 10-minute format. And now, it's coming to Dubai! 

From January 20 - 23, 2016 at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue, participants will showcase the best of Dubai's singning talent! Short+Sweet Voices rewards creativity with awards recognising the best original music, vocal arrangements, ingenious interpretation, and there will even be a Peoples' Choice category!

Competition | Entry Requirements

All entering choirs and compositions must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 people per choir.
  • Performances must not exceed 10 minutes total time.
  • All performances must be performed a cappella.
  • Choral societies and other groups can enter as many choirs as they desire, however there will be a limit for each individual to participate in a maximum of 2 performances per heat.
  • Be extraordinary! Short+Sweet highly encourages creativity and imagination in all entries. 

Important Dates

  • 15 November: Application Deadline
  • 20 December:  Final Registration
  • 18 - 19 January 2016: Technical Rehearsals
  • 20 - 22 January: Performances
  • 23 January: Gala Final & Awards Night


Need more information? Contact Akansha at for any inquiries.

Registrations are Now Open!

Congratulations to Susan Mattocks, Michelle Rigby and the whole team behind VIRTUAL REALITY! After taking out the Best Overall Production Award in Townsville 2014, they presented the show again at the Queensland Gala Finals this weekend, playing alongside 11 other works of the best theatre and cabaret from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. VIRTUAL REALITY held its own in this space and was greeted with warm reception from the 500-strong audience in the Powerhouse Theatre.

Register as a Director

Registrations close October 5. 

If you are selected as a director for the festival, you will be given a choice of shortlisted scripts from our catalogue. With our support, you will find local actors through the S+S Townsville facebook group. Then you will direct a compelling 10-minute play for presentation to an enthusiastic public audience.

Scripts will be distributed when directors are confirmed in early October.

including country/area codes
If you have participated in Short+Sweet previously, please describe what your involvement was. Please include years and production titles.
Please attach a brief CV detailing your experience. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Register as an ITC

Registrations Close October 5.

To register as an ITC (Independent Theatre Company), we want you to sell us on your idea. What makes it unique? And why is your team perfectly suited? 

including country/area codes
If your group does not have an existing name, please select the name of the key artist. Alternatively, you may leave this field blank.
Please list the names of people who have currently been confirmed for your project. You may include roles if appropriate.
If your ITC has participated in Short+Sweet previously, please describe what this involved. Please include years and production titles.
Please attach a script or one-page concept (this can just be a one-page pitch if no script is available). Max 2MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Optional. Please attach any further support material that you feel may benefit this application. This could be a company history, artist CV/bios, image of past production, or evidence of further planning for this project. It’s your project, so we encourage you to include whatever you believe to be most relevant. Max. 4MB. Most formats accepted. (recommended: JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, MOV, MP3, WAV, ZIP)
Files must be less than 4 MB.
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2015 Award Recipients


to all of our finalist artists from the 2015 Gala Finals. But especially, congratulations to the following teams and individuals for recognition of their outstanding work!


Best Overall Production


Best Play


Best Cabaret Act


People's Choice Award


Purchase Archival Video

Purchase a locked-off single camera archival video of your ten-minute play or cabaret act. 

Does not contain other Short+Sweet acts. Only the artists are able to purchase their video - these are not for general sale.

Video comes in the form of a downloadable .mov file. A link will be emailed within 3-10 business days after purchase.

The fee covers our costs for equipment and processing. Thank you for your understanding and support.


The Short+Sweet Festival is on its way back to Townsville, where we'll be showcasing a unique lineup of ten-minute plays by local artists!

Registrations are now open! Writers, Directors, and Independent Theatre Companies are encouraged to register. A lot can happen in 10 minutes - this is your chance to prove it!


Develop skills, practice craft, explore an idea, or play around with something small on the side. Short+Sweet is an ideal sandbox opportunity, a space to put yourself and your work on the festival stage. It's a marquee venue, and a guaranteed audience, but the stakes aren't too high. If it doesn't go according to plan, nobody's going to come after you. But if you do happen to make something magical, then this is only just the beginning...
Short+Sweet brings together a melting pot of professional, emerging and recreational artists all in the one place. We encourage you to work with new people, or try something you haven't done before. We're all here for different reasons, but at the end of the day it's all just about one thing - ten minutes and a stage. 


  • Sept 1 - Registrations Open
  • Oct 5 - Registrations Close
  • Oct 18 - Program Confirmed
  • Nov 21-22 - Optional Workshops
  • Nov 23-26 - Production Meetings & Tech Rehearsals
  • Nov 27 & 28 - Performance Season


It's been a big year for short theatre in Queensland - the Brisbane and Gold Coast festivals have seen record-breaking numbers and genre-defying new work! Now we just can't wait to see what Townsville artists have got to show us!



Join us to celebrate the best short performances in Queensland…

After presenting over 60 new works of 10min theatre and cabaret, Short+Sweet has finally arrived at its grand closing night – a showcase of the best of the best.

After much deliberating by anonymous judges and audience members, the finalists have been chosen and are coming back to reprise their sharp short shows in the Powerhouse Theatre for one night only.

Come to see your favourites from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville present their work once more. An awards ceremony will conclude the evening, recognising excellent work by individuals and teams.

Don't forget to vote for your favourite shows to give them that extra push!!