Please fill in the form below to apply for Engine Room.

Engine Room is a regular scratch evening at Omnibus Theatre where theatre makers and writers test out work in development, gaining valuable support and audience feedback. Previous artists that have developed work through Engine Room include Stella Duffy, Katie Bonna, Unholy Mess, YesYesNoNo and Nouveau Riche.

Pieces developed in Engine Room sometimes become part of our Festivals and many of our Associate Artists started their relationship with Omnibus Theatre through taking part in Engine Room.

As well as the performance itself, in order to help your idea flourish, we can offer:
Up to three days of free rehearsal space
Dramaturgical support
Technical assistance
Meaningful audience feedback

We run 1 -2 Engine Rooms per season.

Engine Rooms open for application:
We are now fully programmed for our Summer Engine Room dates.
Please check back in June for Autumn Engine Room dates.

All applications are logged and considered for future Engine Room dates so do send through project details even if applications are currently closed.


If you would like to include supporting materials with your application (e.g. script, link to a video of the production, production photos etc.), please email them separately to with the subject line “Supporting Materials”, followed by your company name and production title.