What is Illuminate?

Illuminate is a multi-genre arts festival showcasing work from the finest up and coming artists. Everything from puppetry to folk music, comedy to spoken word and beyond. Illuminate gives audiences and artists the opportunity to explore something new. Affordable, friendly and fearless theatre for all ages. A festival that has something for everyone.

Founded by Sarah Dullaghan and Alice Sillett, Illuminate began as a way of shining light onto Wimbledon’s beautiful, intimate venue, The New Wimbledon studio, by encouraging emerging artists and established companies to transform the space. A chance to experiment with new material and develop their work in an encouraging format.

Now in its second year, Illuminate 2016 aims to nurture more companies and welcome more customers into our versatile festival space.

  • If you are a fan of the Edinburgh Festival, love the variety that you inevitably get with it and want to get into the festival vibe early then I would encourage you to go along.

    Sarah McPartlan – Musical Theatre Musings
  • @TheatreWithLegs: A HUGE congratulations @SarahD1289 & @alicesillett for @illuminate_fest. An amazing new theatre festival that we were so proud to be part of

  • @illuminate_fest thanks, it's been fab! And I think @NewWimbStudio may be one of my new favourite places



  • Sarah Dullaghan
  • Alice Sillet
  • Phil Bennett
    Marketing & Design

Ticket Information

Tickets £10 | Concessions £8 | SEE-IT-AGAIN £5

Our popular SEE-IT-AGAIN offer is back by popular demand this year! Simply purchase one full price ticket, and you can buy another for just £5. This is a great deal for those of you that want to see a show for a second time, or are coming along to watch a different show!

(Please note that proof of purchase for a full-price ticket is required for purchase of a SEE-IT-AGAIN ticket).