Upstage: Invercargill Festival of Cabaret


Expressions of interest sought for 2024 Upstage Invercargill Festival of Cabaret

Upstage Invercargill Festival of Cabaret is gearing up for its 2024 event – and expressions of interest are sought from any community members wanting to add some spice and variety to the show this August. This year’s Upstage Invercargill will be held from August 30 to September 7 at locations around Invercargill, following the success of the inaugural festival in 2023. 

Join us to independently produce or host an event with Upstage and be part of this year’s exciting programme, or get in touch with an idea, performance or workshop you think will make an interesting addition to the programme.

We would like to welcome and include more events in the festival, adding not only variety and uniqueness to our event selection but to spread the festival to the many venues across Invercargill.

At the heart of Cabaret your event should be a little bit naughty, maybe drag, comedy, dance, theatre, or burlesque, and we want to know what’s out there! We encourage both local and national producers to submit an expression of interest to showcase their great work and be a part of an awesome festival.

Please read through the Producing Guidelines.


To Apply

Please complete the Expressions of Interest form here.

Any further questions, please don’t hesitate to check out our website or email us at

Thank you for your interest in producing with Upstage. We look forward to working with you.


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