Devoted & Disgruntled 14

Improbable’s 14th unconventional convention for everyone who loves, makes and lives theatre and the performing arts.

Devoted & Disgruntled 14 is an opportunity for arts people at every point in their careers, from audiences to artists, CEOs to FOH staff, grassroots groups to seasoned professionals, to come together and focus on the question “what are we going to do about theatre and the performing arts?” This three-day event uses an open space format, meaning that attendees set the agenda themselves – anyone can call a session, bringing the issues and topics they want to discuss to the floor.

Phelim McDermott, Co-Artistic Director of Improbable:

“It feels like in the past year there has been a huge amount of change for theatre and the performing arts. Amidst the seismic political change in the world, we now have new Artistic Directors starting their tenures, we have been scrutinizing our traditional working practices and are working on more transparency, better environments, being kinder. How is this going, for you and for theatre? What are we doing well? What could we do better? What can we share? What connections can we make? I believe that meeting together in Open Space is the best way to start our year, set our goals, have authentic, meaningful conversations, and make better theatre and theatre better. Come and be part of it”.

You can read more info on the event here.

Tickets: £27 full price. £17 concession, £23 early bird discount until 1 December (only on full price tickets). Group discount: 5 full price tickets for the cost of 4 (please call box office on 01604624811 to book this rate).

We also have a bursary for young people aged 16-25, thanks to generosity of the John Thaw Foundation and last year’s D&D13 attendees. For details on the bursary, see our event page here.

Timings: Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-7pm, Mon 10.30am-2.30pm

Access Information: Click here for access information on the event.

Age recommendation:

  • 16+ for ticket buyers, 13-15 year olds welcome with a parent or guardian.
  • If parents/carers would like to bring younger children, they are welcome. More information on this can be found in the essential information document here.

Event Information: Including timings for the day, information on tickets, and FAQs – Devoted & Disgruntled 14 Essential Info



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Jan 19
Jan 19
Venue: Derngate
Age: Recommended for ages 16+
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