Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think.

Be part of the conversation.



Unreserved seating

Artists in this month’s Engine Room are:


OPIA Collective will share a section of the show currently in development.

‘From a distance everything is beautiful, isn’t it? Until we magnify it.’
A woman. Women. Her secret. A culture of shame. Colliding with a world of music, poetry and dance, one woman, among many tries to make sense of her experiences. A swan. A happily ever after… of sorts.


Slipping and sliding between traditional conventions of gender and sexuality we invite you to swim and bathe in a “secret” digital dimension.

A nebulous “place” of intrigue, illusion, curiosity and motherboards, this radical new piece of interdisciplinary theatre explores how millennial women express and interact with their sexuality digitally.

Challenging patriarchal perspectives of the female experience online, Girls At Night On the Internet combines theatre, Virtual and Augmented Reality, film and queer feminist performance art for an eclectic, electric theatrical experience.

Pretty Penny

What do you do when Beyonce tells you one thing and the Office of National Statistics tells you another?

A show exploring the stark economics of gender inequality – from pay gap to pink tax.

Who runs the world?

People with money.

Natalie Thomas is an actress and poet. She trained at Drama Centre London before being left to her own devices. She’s performed with the BBC, National Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, the Curve and Cambridge Junction.

Victoria Briggs is a producer, theatremaker and tea drinker. She has produced and directed work with BAC, the Roundhouse, artsdepot, Salisbury Playhouse and Feast Theatre.

Natalie and Victoria have been best mates for fifteen years and they both like Dirty Dancing. A lot.