Welcome to the world of Short+Sweet. A more creative world – ten-minutes at a time!

Presenting the 4th annual Abu Dhabi edition. The Short+Sweet festival started in Sydney 15 years ago. Since then it has spread across the globe and is now in nine countries and over 28 cities. Short+Sweet arrived in the UAE in 2013, and has blossomed ever since.

Each year Short+Sweet worldwide presents around 500 ten-minute plays, utilizing the talents of the best locally-based young and established directors, actors, and technical personnel.

Each festival has three aims:

  1. To develop the artistry and craft of acting, directing, writing, and other forms of theater-making.
  2. To showcase ten-minute performances and to create a platform for artists’ telling stories.
  3. To create excellence – to stimulate and entertain audiences.

This year’s Abu Dhabi festival promises to be their best yet. The Top 12 plays encompass many genres, including Short + Sweet’s first all-Emirati production.

“Short+Sweet provides a wonderful opportunity for people to give writing, directing or acting a go… whether you’re an experienced theatre practitioner or new to the world of theatre.” – Zakaia Cvitanovich, festival director, Short+Sweet Abu Dhabi 2019