Bush Theatre offers Freelancer Skills sessions in February

The Bush’s friendly team will be hosting a series of informative and interactive workshops in February, which are a great opportunity for theatre freelancers to hone their practical and business skills. Tickets from just £3 are selling fast.

Money an issue? There are still free bursary places available for every workshop – just email bushgreen@bushtheatre.co.uk to apply for a bursary place.

Here’s the schedule with booking links:

Tuesday 7 February:
11.00am: Producing, led by Producer Oscar Owen
1.30pm: Pitching for Writers, led by Literary Manager Deirdre O’Halloran
3.30pm: Directors’ Toolkit, led by Directors Daniel Bailey and Lynette Linton

Wednesday 8 February:
11.00am: Finance for Freelancers, led by Finance Manager Neil Harris
1.30pm: Fundraising, led by Head of Development Ruth Davey and Development Officer Eleanor Tindall
3.30pm: Marketing, led by Marketing Managers Shannon Clarke and Ed Theakston

15-24 years old? Get access to bargain theatre tickets here

If you are (or know anyone who is) aged 15-24, you’ll definitely want to know about Go Live Fortnight.

This year, Go Live Fortnight takes place from February 1st until February 14th. By signing up to the scheme (it’s free to join), you can gain access to a special presale for more than 10 shows, as well as exciting workshops, tours and a few more surprises to be revealed…

For more details, and to sign up, visit Mousetrap Theatre Projects’ website here


HURRY! -Jermyn Street Creative Associates opportunities close soon!

Applications for Jermyn Street Theatre’s 2023 Creative Associate Programme are closing on January 29th!

This is a great opportunity for 10 early career theatre freelancers from underrepresented backgrounds to be given time, space and money to develop their artistic voice and transform their industry know-how.

It’s an exciting programme, including workshops, platforms, mentoring, R&D, producing and festival engagement and much more.

It’s important to note that they have specific application requirements, including:

Directors, Writers and Producers should apply in pairs as a Creative Partnership.
(eg. a Writer and Director, Producer and Director, etc.)

Set Designers, Costume Designers, Lighting Designers, Sound Designers, Video
Designers, Composers and Movement Directors should apply individually as a
Creative Specialist.

IMPORTANT : Deadline – Sunday 29 January, 5.00pm

Find out all the details and apply here http://jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/vacancies/


Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2023 is open for submissions!

Submissions for the 2023 Women’s Prize for Playwriting are now open!

Astonishingly, it is the very first prize celebrating and championing female and non-binary playwrights in the UK and Ireland.

Submit your full-length play before 5pm on Monday 17th April for the opportunity to win £12,000 and a full production of your play.

The Women’s Prize for Playwriting is open to writers who are female or non-binary, aged sixteen or older, and resident in the UK, Republic of Ireland or in a British Overseas Territory, or have a British Forces Post Office address.

After the applications close, a longlist will be produced in October, a shortlist/ finalists in November, and the winner announced in mid-December.

Wishing every applicant a satisfying and enriching experience!

You can find out more and access the entry forms here


Theatres Trust call for specialist advisers

Theatres Trust are looking for consultants to join their new national support framework supporting theatres across the UK as part of their new Resilient Theatres: Resilient Communities project.

They are looking to commission between 20 and 30 mentors and advisers to the role of Consultant Specialist Advisers who will join our new national support framework supporting projects across the UK. This framework is being launched as part of the new Resilient Theatres: Resilient Communities project, which aims to help theatres in need across the UK.

Made possible thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund as well as funding from the Pilgrim Trust and Swire Charitable Trust, the project aims to reduce the threat to ‘at risk’ theatres and strengthen the theatre sector’s resilience.

Specialist Advisers will act as a ‘critical friend’, providing mentoring or advice to groups working with theatre buildings in the UK. They will work alongside the Trust’s Advice Team, particularly the Theatres at Risk Adviser, and will be commissioned to work predominantly with organisations and groups connected to their Theatres at Risk and who would benefit from additional support to enable them to move forward with their plans.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on 27th January

Find out more, and apply here