“[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 fourteen 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

Our Projects
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:


Latitude Festival

The British Library

The Wellcome Collection

The Whitechapel Gallery

The Wapping Project

Third Coast International Audio Festival

International Features Conference

We also hold regular live listening events in Bristol, and have had regular groups in Manchester,  Portugal, Australia, Belgium, Belfast, 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.