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 Riché.

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

Engine Rooms open for application:

We are currently programming our Spring 2020 season. The Engine Room dates in this season are:

  • Tuesday 28th January
  • Monday 24th February
  • Tuesday 24th March
  • Tuesday 28th April

We are now fully programmed for our Autumn 2019 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.