What We Do
“[In The Dark] is all about listening in new ways” Time Out
In The Dark began in 2010 as a collaborative project between a new generation of radio producers and radio enthusiasts. Our aim is to create a mini-revolution in the way we think about spoken-word audio by lifting it out of its traditional settings and celebrating it in new and exciting ways.
Over the last twelve years we have commissioned new works from producers around the world, run workshops and mentoring for new producers 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 and beyond – a bit like a cinema, but without the pictures.
Some of the venues and festivals we have staged events at include:
We also hold events in Bristol, Manchester and Belfast, and have teams in Portugal, 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. Grant winning pieces have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (UK), RTE (Ireland), KCRW and Third Coast Festival (USA) and Third Ear (Denmark).
Our Logo was designed by Emily Forgot