Alongside producing our own Omnibus Theatre productions, we also invite artists to apply to be a part of our programme.

We aim to be a home for artists and nurture these valuable relationships over years. We are 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 18 months in advance but sometimes we have gaps that can be filled at shorter notice.

If you have a show that is ready for a 1-3 Week Run, you can find a link to the relevant application form below. Alternatively, if you have work in development, consider taking part in Engine Room, where if we see potential in a show, it might be invited to be a part of our Festivals. Artists who have been particularly successful in the festivals may then be invited back for a 1 to 3 Week Run. Further details of ways into the Omnibus Theatre Programme can be found below – click each section to find out more.

We are always keen to see as much work as possible – if you would like to invite us to one of your upcoming performances, please email our Artistic Director at marie.mccarthy@omnibus-clapham.org.

We will send you an email to acknowledge receipt within 1 week of your initial email. Unfortunately, due a high volume of applications we are unable to respond to all proposals. If we believe the piece may be a good fit for our programme, we will be in contact within 8 – 10 weeks.

ASSOCIATE ARTISTS

We sometimes select artists to join our 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

The Overcoat by Scandal and Gallows Theatre

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
  • Adaptations
  • Relevant and topical new writing which challenges perceptions
Find out more and apply for a 1 to 3 week Run

Festivals

Drag Me To Love by Bonnie and The Bonnettes

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.

Find out more and apply for our Festivals

Engine Room

Melody by Jemima Foxtrot

Engine Room is an opportunity for theatre makers test out 20 to 60 minutes of their work-in-progress shows. Participating artists also receive free rehearsal space and dramaturgical support. The scheme runs twice a season.

Find out more and apply for Engine Room

Family Theatre

A Strange New Space by Tessa Bide

We programme family theatre on Sundays, with a different shows each month for under-12s and their and families. We also programme a longer run each Christmas of three to four weeks.

Edinburgh Previews

Wondr by Metta Theatre

We hold two weeks of Edinburgh Fringe previews every July. We offer slots of one to three nights.