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6 Dec 2016 to 4 Feb 2017
19 Dec 2016 to 9 Jan 2017
20 Dec 2016 to 8 Jan 2017
When
Friday, January 29, 2016 to Friday, March 11, 2016
Where
The Junction Theatre, Al Serkal Avenue
Madinat Theatre @ Souk Madinat
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2016

Short+Sweet is the largest festival of 10 minute plays in the world! And now it’s back in its fourth successful year in Dubaii! The 2016 Short+Sweet Dubai Theatre Festival will be held at The Junction Theatre in Al Quoz and The Madinat Theatre @ the Souk Madinat  from January 29th to March 11th, 2016.

Over six jam-packed weeks, more than 250 of Dubai’s most exciting actors, writers, directors and Independent Theatre Companies will present over 80 10-minute plays. The festival will include something for everyone - comedy, drama, romance and thrillers – and all in just 10 minutes!

Plays presented in the festival will include the best 10-minute plays from around the world as well as scripts by some of Dubai’s top playwrights, including some exciting new talent. The plays will be performed by actors from Dubai, other emirates - Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and interational groups from India.

 

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In an extraordinary achievement precociously talented Dubai based writer-director-actor Sanjeev Dixit and Third Half Theatre have won Short+Sweet Dubai for a second year in a row.

In front of a full house at the Madinat Theatre on Friday night, Dixit’s epic ten-minute musical, The Tragic Queen, performed by a cast of 18, took... read more

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 19 November 2015

Register your interest as an Actor for Short+Sweet Dubai 2016, the biggest little play festival in the world!

Registering as an actor for the Short+Sweet Festival means that you will have the opportunity to audition for all of the festival’s directors at once. We will be producing around 80 plays – your perfect role... read more

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 22 October 2015

Register your interest as a Director for Short+Sweet Dubai 2016, the biggest little play festival in the world!

If you are selected as a Director for the festival, you will get to pick from the top scripts from Dubai based and international writers which we will receive this year and a line-up of amazing actors. You... read more

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 22 October 2015

Short + Sweet Dubai is currently accepting submissions of ten-minute plays. Submit your script here to be considered for Dubai's fourth annual Short+Sweet festival!

SHORT+SWEET is an Australian organisation that runs the largest festival of 10 minute plays in the world, as well as... read more

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 22 October 2015

Register your Independent Theatre Company (ITC) here for Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2016, the biggest little play festival in the world!

ITCs are invited to register as the whole package! If you have a team of people – writer + director + cast – with whom you have created a 10-minute piece of theatre then REGISTER HERE... read more

Festival Schedule

  1. TOP 40

    VENUE: THE JUNCTION, AL SERKAL AVENUE


    TOP 40 Week 1 7.30pm, Fri Jan 27 and Sat Jan 28

    TOP 40 Week 2 7.30pm, Fri Feb 3 and Sat Feb 4

    TOP 40 Week 3 7.30pm, Fri Feb 10 and Sat Feb 11

    TOP 40 Week 4 7.30pm, Fri Feb 17 and Sat Feb 18


    WILDCARDS

    VENUE: THE JUNCTION, AL SERKAL AVENUE


    Wildcards 1 3.00pm, Sat Jan 28

    Wildcards 2 3.00pm, Sat Feb 4

    Wildcards 3 3.00pm, Sat Feb 11

    Wildcards 4 3.00pm, Sat Feb 18


    PEOPLE’S CHOICE FINAL

    VENUE: THE JUNCTION, AL SERKAL AVENUE


    3.00pm and 7.30pm, Friday, February 24th


    WILDCARDS FINAL

    VENUE: THE JUNCTION, AL SERKAL AVENUE


    3.00pm and 7.30pm, Saturday, February 25th


    RED CARPET GALA FINAL

    VENUE: THE MADINAT THEATRE, MADINAT JUMEIRAH


    7.00pm, Friday March 10th