Bristol Event
Weds 27th March
Home Grown Audio
The Wardrobe Theatre

In The Dark returns for another celebration of creative audio from South-West based producers. Podcasts, radio documentary, audio stories… an immersive selection of creative and experimental audio by local makers. A great opportunity to meet other people interested in audio storytelling and to hear inspiring new work in sound.

This event aims to encourage an active audio community in Bristol and the wider South-West region, see below for details on how to submit a piece.

WHEN Wed 27th March 2024, 7.30pm

WHERE The Wardrobe Theatre, Old Market Assembly, 25 West St, Bristol BS2 0DF

TICKETS £5.00 Full/£4.00 Concessions


If you would like to submit a piece to be considered for inclusion in the event you can send us your work by filling in this form:

You might be an ‘emerging’ radio producer or someone who is making a podcast for the first time. You could be a writer or theatre-maker, dipping your toe into audio as a new form. You might be someone who works in audio as your day job who is making something more personal/experimental on the side. Or an experienced audio producer with something special you’d love to share with an audience. You could be keeping an audio diary or playing with sound as a way to tell your own story. Maybe you work in museums, arts or heritage and you have been exploring audio as a way to engage audiences. You could be a student studying radio or podcasting, or a musician or filmmaker trying something new.

What we’re looking for: podcasts, audio pieces, radio shows, radio documentaries, experimental audio work that slips between genres and categories. We’re primarily interested in creative and experimental storytelling rather than conversational ‘chat’ formats or journalism. We’re not looking for pure ‘sound art’ pieces that you might hear in a gallery installation – most of the stuff we play will have some aspect of storytelling, documentary or narrative. Fiction and non-fiction are equally welcome but straight recordings of a story read aloud are unlikely to be selected.

The deadline for submissions is 23:59 GMT on Friday 23rd February 2024

We will let you know by the 15th March if your piece has been selected for the listening event.

What we’re looking for:

Work that has been produced since January 2022
Work that has been produced by someone based in Bristol, the South West or Wales
Maximum duration is 15 minutes – you are welcome to submit a self-contained extract from a longer work, or re-work an existing piece
If your work includes languages other than English please provide a video version of your piece, with English subtitles
You must be the primary producer of the piece. Collaborative work is fine as long as you have the blessing of others involved in making the piece to submit.
It’s completely fine if the work has already been broadcast

If you have any questions send them to bristol [at]