Futures Programme

Our Futures programme supports early career theatre makers to develop new skills, gain hands-on experience, and showcase their work to new audiences and industry leaders.

Run as a hybrid model of online and in-person sessions, participants take part in a wide range of workshops on topics such as Dramaturgy, Fundraising and Technical Skills. They also receive expert guidance and mentoring from our experienced tutors and established guest companies. Previous guests have included award-winning physical theatre group Le Navet Bete and innovative theatre makers Scratchworks.

Our Futures programme culminates each year with participants performing up to 30 minutes of new and developing work at a dedicated public festival event.

Watch Futures alumni and theatre makers Grace Plant and Sarah McCourt talk about their experiences on our programme and how it provides early career artists working in the South West with vital support.

Every opportunity I think I’ve had in terms of work, in terms of connecting with others, has in some way come from connections made on the Futures programme, which is just amazing.

Futures Participant

Hear from Futures alumni Lisa Schneidau

We recently sat down with 2022 Futures alumni and local storyteller Lisa Schneidau, who shared insights into what they learnt from taking part in our Futures programme and how it helped them create their touring production Earth, Water, Fire!

This was everything I had hoped it would be and more – I feel energised and inspired with so many ideas and exercises to take forward and enrich my directing work.

Futures Participant

We will announce more information about our 2024 Futures programme this autumn.

If you would like to know more about our Futures programme or other creative engagement activities, please contact our Creative Engagement Producer Jacob Blackburn.

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