Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) is the largest performing arts festival in Nigeria and indeed West Africa. It was created to promote theatre in unconventional spaces. Through the festival, theatre makers and producers are supported to expand their practice beyond traditional theatre spaces by creating work that responds to any given space.
Lagos Theatre Festival was founded by British Council in 2013 as part of its ambitions of fostering exchange and collaboration been Nigerian and British artists through the presentation of high quality Nigerian and British theatre. LTF 2013 was held at Eko Hotel, and featured 4 shows over one weekend. LTF 2014 held at Freedom Park also featuring 4 shows over four days. Following a break in 2015, LTF 2016 supported by First Bank Nigeria featured 109 shows, over 6 days in 19 venues working with 35 theatre companies.