Turn On Fest: Scratch Night in partnership with Hive North

Hope Mill Theatre teams up with Hive North to provide a stage for Manchester’s freshest LGBTQIA+ talent.

Hive North and Hope Mill Theatre present the Turn On Fest Scratch Night, a bumper evening of LGBTQ+ live theatre dedicated to developing ideas, sharing sparks of creativity with audiences and asking for your feedback.

Scratch Nights are all about taking risks and removing boundaries to let artists try something completely off the wall and see what works and what goes down like the proverbial lead balloon.

Prepare to be entertained, excited and invigorated as the region’s best LGBTQ+ comedians, writers and performers take to the stage.

We’ll also present three pieces from Hive North’s annual OutStageUs new writing event. These beautifully written and performed pieces will give audiences an insight into the world of trans-identity, toxic masculinity and relationships.

Our Scratch Night will be followed by a networking event in the Engine Room bar, where audiences can talk directly to artists and creatives, pass on their thoughts and play a part in shaping some exciting new LGBTQ+ performance.


Production Information


One Night Only!


£10 Standard | £8 Concession

Show Dates

Sunday 30th January 2022