PULSE Festival is a part curated/part open application 10 day festival focusing on new and innovative approaches, offering a bright and inspiring snapshot of contemporary theatre and performance. Applications are now open for finished pieces, The Suitcase Prize and work in progress performances.

The festival provides a platform for the development and presentation of new work by regional, British and international artists of vision, and aims to nurture artistic ambition and excellence across a range of art forms. The 2014 PULSE Festival will present work across a variety of genres, from comedy to dance and everything in between, in various forms from tour-ready work to rehearsed readings, and works at an advanced stage of development.

Applications are now open to emerging and established companies and theatre makers for the 2014 programme, including the Suitcase Prize and for work in progress performance.