Drama Theatre Festival in Liège

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Second year Drama Studies BA students enrolled on DRAM2012 Drama Performance Project: Staging are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 14 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


You will experience the world-renowned International University Theatre Reunion (RITU) in Liège, Belgium’s only recurring international festival of university theatre. The festival began in 1983, and attracts university theatre groups from all over the world with international student engagement at its heart. The trip will give you the opportunity to attend and perform at an international theatre festival, helping you develop your professional performance skills as an ensemble, in a lively and engaging environment.

Staying at youth hostel, Les Auberges de Jeunesse, you will be part of a week-long festival where you will explore theatre practices from different countries, and in a range of languages. The hostel is the festival hub where all performers sleep, eat and socialise, and where you can take part in open workshops with different university theatre groups. During the festival, you will perform a piece developed as part of your Drama Performance Project module. The performance will be open to the public, as well as to other festival performers.

Important information:  Attendance at RITU. Liege, is dependent on the acceptance of a proposal that has been submitted to festival organisers.  If our proposal is not successful then we will seek to find another festival to attend.  The dates and estimated costs advertised here are for RITU, Liege, are subject to change should we attend an alternative festival.

Cultural activities

Away from the festival, you will have the opportunity to explore Liège, climbing the 374-step stairway of the Montagne de Bueren and strolling through the historical area of Les Coteaux de la Citadelle, home to more than 60 monuments. There may also be time to stop for a waffle or two!

Travel and accommodation

Travel and accommodation for this opportunity will be booked by the Faculty. The group will travel to Liège from Leicester by train and stay in modern youth hostel accommodation in the city.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Belgium immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Belgium and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Wednesday 20 February 2019
  • Return date: Monday 25 February 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £250
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 29 October 2018 9am