Lagos Theatre Festival


Lagos Theatre Festival founded by British Council in 2013, is a festival to present performing arts from Nigeria and the UK every february in Lagos. It has a part focus on presenting site specific work.


From 27 February – 4 March, our festival this year will feature  98 shows from 47 companies/producers across Lagos Island and Mainland. This year, there will be shows in Ikorodu and Epe. Exciting!

See more on the curated shows here and the fringe shows here.

Go on and pick the shows of your choice.


From 28 February – 5 March, our 2017 festival had 70 shows, 32 companies and 5,000 theatre goers in attendance.

The Festival showcased new work that portrayed the rhythm, soul and sights of Lagos. The theme was selected to capture through performance, the sounds of Lagos expressed in the comings and goings, the repetitive activities and the music of the city. We saw works created, that reflect specific auditory perspectives like noises, rhythm, beats, language, etc. from a range of socio economic and geographic groupings across Lagos.

Go ahead and view some highlights from the festival.

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