Professional Attendance


At Fierce, we are used to welcoming an international delegation of performing arts professionals – curators, artists, producers, funders, etc. Whether you’re based in the UK and wanting to get a glimpse of some incredible international work, or based outside of the UK, looking to get a glimpse of the British scene – welcome! 

Fierce is a small organisation with limited resource, so while we ask all professionals to pay for their tickets, we are committed to keeping our prices as accessible as possible. This includes offering concession pricing for freelance arts professionals.

Please let us know if you plan to come to the Festival by completing this simple Industry Delegate Form so we can invite you to industry events and also pop you onto our delegate list so you can see who else is in attendance. 

If you need to book via invoice, please fill out this Industry Ticketing Form no later than 8th October 2024. Note that we will not be able to issue tickets until invoices are paid in full. Alternatively, you can book directly on our website. 

Festival Pathway

We have suggested a possible pathway through the festival that would allow you to see nearly every show, excluding MANUAL and Softly/Tenderly, which are small-capacity performances, and can be fit in around your chosen schedule. The pathway is here and is also marked out on the Industry Ticketing Form. 

Tuesday 15 October:
Listening to D’Angelo’s Voodoo, 7.30pm, B:Music

Wednesday 16 October: 
Common Salt, 9pm, The Exchange

Thursday 17 October:
How Does it Feel?, 11am, Birmingham Black Box
from rock to rock …aka how magnolia was taken for granite, 7pm, Birmingham Conservatoire
Batty Bwoy, 9pm, Patrick Studio

Friday 18 October:
FABRIC Studio Sessions, 10.30am, Patrick Studio
Silenzio!, 5.30pm, CBSO Centre
put your heart under your feet… and walk!, 8pm, MAC
Come Hell or High Femmes: The Era of the Dolls, 10.30pm, Birmingham Black Box

Saturday 19 October: 
Untitled (Nostalgia, Act 3), 12 noon, Ace Dance and Music
MIKE, 2pm, Iron House
Twine, 7pm, Legacy Centre of Excellence
PEARLS, 9pm, Patrick Studio
Club Fierce, 10.30pm, Venue TBC

Sunday 20 October:
Zer-brech-lich, 2pm, MAC 

Industry Happy Hour

This year we are hosting ‘Happy Hour’ at our Festival Hub, Birmingham Black Box, from Thursday to Sunday. These two hours each day are free of other programming at the festival, excluding MANUAL and Softly/Tenderly. It’s one of the many ways we hope to foster a sense of community and is open to absolutely everyone attending, in whatever capacity. It will be a perfect opportunity for industry folk to catch-up, and to swap notes and numbers. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, too. 

How Does it Feel? 

How Does it Feel? presented in partnership with performance, possession + automation is a day of micro-commissions from UK artists and international artists who are presenting other work in the festival. We invite industry professionals to come along and explore ideas of possession and automation with artists and academics. 

FABRIC Studio Sessions

Join us on the morning of Friday 18 October for our closed session for programmers with FABRIC at the Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome. From 10.30am we will be seeing presentations from 4 UK-based dance artists. More information will be shared at a later date. 

If you have any queries about your visit, don’t hesitate to contact us at


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