Pleasance Futures opportunities

Litmas Fest

During the month of August, the Pleasance relocates to Edinburgh to run 27 performance spaces at the Festival Fringe, so often their London venue becomes a maintenance hub. Through Litmus Fest, it instead becomes a hive of R&D activity for developing new work and new ways of working. The findings of this development period are then presented over one week at Pleasance Islington, 24-30 Sept 2018.

What Pleasance are offering:

  • 2 weeks of rehearsal time for R&D
  • 1 day of onstage/technical development
  • 1 day to get in followed by 2 days of public performances in the StageSpace studio
  • Guidance and mentoring from the Pleasance team

What you need to provide:

  • Ambition to develop and experiment with a specific aspect of your practice
  • 30-60min work-in-progress performance for a public audience
  • Any props or set pieces needed for the performances
  • A technician/operator for the performances


Mon 21 May at 12noon.


A Pleasance Scratch

A Pleasance Scratch is an evening of variety, ideas and fun; a chance to see artists present brave, new work at the first stages of development.

What Pleasance are offering:

  • 2 days of rehearsal space
  • Mentoring and support from our team
  • A slot in our Main House theatre to share your 10 minute piece of work-in-progress with an audience and get their feedbackBasic technical support for the event

Each project should:

  • Provide any props the performance requires
  • Provide all technical requirements with as much notice as possible
  • Be available all day on the day of the event


Sunday 13th May.

Next Scratch – Mon 25th June, 7.30pm

For more information on this and other opportunities and to apply please go to

Published on:
25 Apr 2018


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