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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
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 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.