HOW WE PROGRAMME
Thank you for your interest in Omnibus Theatre. Our aim is to be a home for artists and nurture these valuable relationships over years. We are really keen to hear from theatre makers from a variety of backgrounds and practices, from early and mid-career artists to those that are already established.
Our producers meet every month to discuss new proposals and submissions to fit into our three seasons – January to April, May to July and September to December. We usually programme between 4 to 12 months in advance but sometimes we have gaps that can be filled at shorter notice.
Alternatively, if you have work in development, consider taking part in Engine Room.
If you would like to submit your work to our programme, or would like to invite us to one of your upcoming performances, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We aim to respond within 8 weeks, so if you don’t hear from us please nudge.
We have a circle of Associates – a rolling programme of support for those who we have established a collaborative artistic relationship, and who’s work we have great belief in.
1 to 3 Week Runs
Our core programme of theatre productions presented in our main Studio Theatre space with shows running from one to three weeks. We are looking for:
– Classic tales reimagined for contemporary audiences
– Relevant and topical new writing which challenges perceptions
Our three annual festivals feature theatre, new writing, cross-disciplinary performance, debate and music. The majority of performances in our festivals run for 1 – 3 nights, with a couple of headline shows running for 1 – 3 weeks.
Engine Room is an opportunity for theatre makers test out 20 minutes of their work-in-progress shows. Participating artists also receive free rehearsal space and dramaturgical support.. The scheme runs twice a season.
Theatre for Under-11s
We programme theatre for under-11s and their and families. We also programme a longer run each Christmas.
We hold two weeks of Edinburgh Fringe previews every July, ahead of the festival. We offer slots of one to three nights.