What We Do
“[In The Dark] is all about listening in new ways” Time Out
In The Dark is a collaborative project between a new generation of radio producers and radio enthusiasts.
We aim to create a mini-revolution in the way people think about spoken-word radio by lifting it out of its traditional settings and celebrating it in new and exciting ways.
Over the last five years we have commissioned new works from producers around the world, and staged countless live listening events at festivals, theatres, cinemas and museums.
We firmly believe that sound tells the best stories.
“the next big thing in nights out” The Londonist
We are best known for our monthly live listening events, held in packed venues throughout London – a bit like a cinema, but without the pictures.
Some of the venues and festivals we have staged events at include:
We also hold regular live listening events in Bristol, Manchester and Belfast, and have teams in Australia, Belgium and Germany.
“In The Dark [is] seeking to fund bold and adventurous radio” Elizabeth Mahoney, The Guardian
We also run an international grant scheme called The Sound Bank, which provides funding for adventurous audio projects. It is now entering it’s 4th year. Grant winning pieces have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (UK), RTE (Ireland), KCRW and Third Coast Festival (USA) and Third Ear (Denmark).
In The Dark is run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers.