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Raising the Bar

Entries for Raising the Bar 2018 has now closed. If you applied for a place, we will let you know in the middle of March.

Do you have what it takes?

We are now on the search for performers to come to our famous Raising the Bar 2018 event taking place on 12 and 13 May 2018 in Birmingham! Are you a star who should have a place on the stage? If you are a deaf young person aged 8-18 apply nowThe deadline to apply is Sunday 25 February.

Raising the Bar is a great event if you are interested in acting, dancing or music! During this amazing weekend, you will get to meet deaf professional actors, dancers and musicians! The best part is the deaf professionals you get to meet will also support you to put on a show at the end of the weekend. So you will be performing in front of a cheering audience!

15 year old Anwyn took part last year and this what she had to say, “the first thing I noticed was the friendliness of all the staff and children. Since I am passionate about acting I was in the drama workshop. It was led by two actors from Deafinitely Theatre who worked with us to create two short scenes for the grand performance. We also played many games and had lots of fun improvising together! I was amazed to see all the talent being showcased in the grand performance!

What are you waiting for?

If you are a deaf young person aged 8-18 and interested in acting, music or dancing then apply for a place now! All you have to do is:

  • Pick a workshop – drama, dance or music
  • Fill in the online application
  • Send us a short video (2 minutes max) of you acting, dancing, singing or playing a musical instrument.
  • Send your videos to us by emailing, making sure your attachment is no larger than 6Mb. Or email us a link to your video if your video is on YouTube, Vimeo, or if you’re using WeTransfer or Dropbox.

Remember, you have to apply by Sunday 25 February.

Need help?

If you have any questions about our Raising the Bar event, workshops or anything else, just send us an email ( or download the rules for the event below.

Good luck and we will let you know if you have a place mid-March.


Raising the Bar – terms and conditions

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