Bloom Festivals at The Crossrail Place Roof Garden

Nestled at one end of The Crossrail Place Roof Garden is an intimate, informal 80 seat performance space. Each summer, in partnership with Canary Wharf Group, The Space delivers ‘Bloom’, a programme of festivals and performances. And this year, we are joining forces to help deliver 2019’s programme!

About Bloom Festivals

The Early and Late Bloom Festivals bring a wide variety of performances together in the stunning setting of the Roof Garden. The festivals run over 4 days and showcase local artists of all ages. Bloom regularly features theatre, dance, music, spoken word and comedy. Last year performances included tai-chi, hula-hooping and majorettes.

In 2019, the Space have teamed up with us and we’re looking forward to welcoming artists and audience to the Bloom Festivals for the first time.

The dates for this year are:

Early Bloom
Thursday 6 June: Theatre and Spoken Word
Friday 7 June: Music
Saturday 8 June: Performances for and by young people
Sunday 9 June: Anything goes

Late Bloom
Thursday 29 August: Poplar Union Scratch Night
Friday 30 August: Dance
Saturday 31 August: Performances for and by young people
Sunday 1 September: Anything goes

Want to take part?

We’re looking for Tower Hamlets based performers interested in showcasing their work. Performances can be any length but must be suitable for a family audience. Rehearsal time in the venue will be available and support will be provided by festival staff. The venue has a sound system but no stage lighting.

All tickets for the festival are free but performers’ travel expenses will be covered. We will also provide free marketing and promotion, plus there is opportunity for in-kind rehearsal space at Poplar Union.

To register your interest in performing at the Bloom Festivals, please email or call our Artistic Director with details of your act and the dates that you’re available:  beth@poplarunion.com | 020 3039 3333