Over the last few years, we’ve been struck by how many diversity-led companies we speak to, especially Black and Asian-led groups, struggle to find free development space in London.
To help address this, New Diorama offered more than 52 weeks of free rehearsal and development space in 2017/18.
There were no conditions or strings attached to this offer. Many groups are developing work for other theatres and for work that will never be presented at New Diorama.
“I am aware that NDT has many programmes that support new companies but I wanted to thank you all for this particular scheme that you provide in a bid to diversify the theatrical landscape of the future: your efforts are greatly appreciated!”
How it Works
Simple application process
The application process could not be simpler. We invite Black, Asian or refugee-led projects to email us with dates they’d like space.
52+ weeks a year
Our current project will have offered more than 52 weeks of rehearsal space completely free of charge.
No strings attached
There are no conditions attached to this offer. Many groups are developing work for other theatres and for work that will never be presented at New Diorama.
An investment in the sector
Work has gone on to tour nationally, and been presented in London theatres such as the Park Theatre and Soho Theatre.
How to Apply
A theatre company
Black, Asian or Refugee focused or led
Then you are eligible to apply.
To download all of this information in a handy PDF, please click here.
Applications for our Rehearsal Space Project are currently closed, as we're currently looking for a new home for the project.
Please note there are no age limits or restrictions on any of the opportunities offered by New Diorama.