45North Commission Scheme Announcement

45 North  productions tour both nationally and internationally. 45North also produce exciting immersive theatrical events. They believe in championing the careers of emerging female, trans and non-binary people on and off the stage.


  • The commissions are open to all female-identifying and non-binary creatives.
  • Submissions are open to writers, directors, designers, devisors – anyone who wants to be lead creative on this project.
  • You must be resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland to submit.
  • You must be sixteen years of age or older. There is no upper age limit.
  • A small group of creatives are eligible to apply as long as all members are female-identifying or non-binary.
  • The proposed idea should be for an eventual piece of at least one hour in playing time. There is no upper limit.
  • Your idea must be unproduced and unperformed. ‘Unproduced’ meaning that is (a) still in idea form, but there are no drafts, and there has been no rehearsal or R&D on the piece.
  • Adaptation will be accepted
  • If you are commissioned by 45North, you will receive:
    • A bursary of £1000-£1500 depending on the predicted length of the process (3-6 months)
    • Access to desk space
    • Studio space at 45North
    • Monthly meetings with the 45North team
    • A semi-staged read/showing of the first draft for 45North and invited industry professionals
    • Upon completion of the first draft, 45North will decide whether to carry the project through to final draft and production. A full commission will include a larger fee as well as a full production produced by 45North within a suitable timeframe for the project.


Friday 14th February 2020
Meetings with shortlist week commencing 16th March 2020 Commission announcement 30th March 2020


Published on:
10 Jan 2020


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