Lovecraft 2020

Postponed until further notice

21 March, 2020

With the government mandated restrictions on travel and public gatherings in response to the spread of COVID-19, the 2020 London Lovecraft Festival will be postponed indefinitely. We hope to be able to reschedule but are obviously unable to provide any timeline at this point.

We are planning to continue judging the entries from the script writing competition, and organising an audio or video reading of the winning script. Do follow us on Facebook to keep up on the latest developments!

Interested in participating?

Producing companies

Submissions have closed
Stay tuned for lineup announcements!

We are now accepting submissions for the 2020 London Lovecraft Festival – the UK’s premiere theatrical event celebrating the father of cosmic horror, Howard Philips Lovecraft. Now returning for its third year, the festival has so far brought over 25 different shows to the stage, regularly selling out performances and drawing many repeat visitors. We are looking for plays, dramatic readings, radio plays or other performance pieces based on or influenced by Lovecraft and the Chthulu mythos he created. From pure creeping horror to cosmic comedy and singing Shoggoths, all are welcome and encouraged to apply!

In general festival fashion, shows are ideally around an hour in length, and will have limited time to get in and out for each performance so have appropriate technical requirements. More specific information, including financial models for participation, is available on the for companies page. 


We are once again giving a writer an opportunity to have their work performed by a professional team of creatives at the London Lovecraft festival this year!

The deadline for new script submission is Sunday March 1st, 2020

Find full details of the competition rules and requirements on the competition page.