Arcola Theatre Pomegranate Programme for emerging migrant-led or migrant-focused Associate Companies

Arcola Theatre is seeking to recruit two emerging migrant-led or migrant-focused Associate Companies to support in their creative development throughout Spring/Summer 2023.   We are offering:

  • Free rehearsal space
  • Mentoring
  • Networking opportunities
  • Enhanced skills in professional theatre making
  • Participation & outreach
  • Financial advice

Open Until: 14/04/2023

Posted: 16/03/2023

The details

Throughout Spring 2023, two emerging migrant-led or migrant-focused theatre companies will receive the equivalent of 3 weeks of rehearsal space, 4 mentoring sessions (by a writer, a director, a fundraiser and a producer), as well as training to go towards their creative professional development. This will then result in an industry sharing to take place from May to July.


About Arcola Theatre

Arcola Theatre produces daring, high-quality theatre in the heart of East London and beyond. We commission and premiere exciting, original works alongside rare gems of world drama and bold new productions of classics. Our socially engaged, international programme champions diversity, challenges the status quo, and attracts over 65,000 people to our building each year. Ticket prices are some of the most affordable in London.

Every year, we offer 26 weeks of free rehearsal space to culturally diverse and refugee artists; our Grimeborn Festival opens up opera with contemporary stagings at affordable prices; and our Participation department creates thousands of creative opportunities for the people of Hackney and beyond. Our pioneering environmental initiatives are award-winning and aim to make Arcola the world’s first carbon-neutral theatre.

Company Requirements

  • Must be migrant-led or migrant-focused
  • A tenacity to learn
  • A passion for theatre and the performing arts
  • Ability to describe and measure the benefits of participation in this programme

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter (no more than 2 x A4 pages) detailing the background of your theatre company and why this programme would be beneficial to your organisation.

Submit this via email to production@arcolatheatre.com by the deadline of Friday 14 April.


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