Engine Room is Omnibus Theatre’s regular scratch programme, giving theatre makers and artists the opportunity to develop and test up to 20-minutes of work in development. They usually take place once a month and each one features three brilliant theatre makers.

For each Engine Room artist/company we offer:

  • A 20 minute slot in our Studio Theatre
  • Up to three days of free rehearsal space
  • Dramaturgical support
  • Technical assistance
  • Meaningful audience feedback

Engine Room is part of our commitment to supporting artists and theatre makers, championing new voices and challenging perceptions. Artists that have previously presented work include; Nouveau Riché, Vera Chok, The Queer House, Opia Collective, Cocoa Butter Club and Playing On.

Please note that due to the current closure of our building we have made the decision to extend the deadline for submissions for our Summer Engine Room dates. The new deadline will be Wednesday 15th April, 6pm.

New dates will be confirmed soon and communicated to all applicants.

Deadline – Wednesday 15th April, 6pm

Please fill in the form below, telling us a little bit about yourself, the show you are looking to develop and what you hope to get out of Engine Room.

If you have any questions please contact Cindy at felicity.paterson@omnibus-clapham.org.


If you would like to send through any supporting materials (script, mood board, overview etc…) please send these through to felicity.paterson@omnibus-clapham.org with your name in the subject line.