Gala Theatre is committed to supporting emerging talent and the development of new work by regional artists.
Next Up… is Gala Theatre’s stage for new work and takes place once a season. Incorporating a wide range of genres the event is a scratch night that provides an opportunity for playwrights, artists and companies to trial and share works-in-progress in front of a friendly and constructive audience. Next Up… is a chance for you to road-test new work and gather feedback; it’s also the best way for the team at Gala Theatre to get to know you and your work.
Taking place three times a year the next Next Up… will take place on Tuesday 18 July. If you’d like to take part the deadline for submissions is Friday 30 June with successful applicants notified by Tuesday 4 July.
In addition to Next Up… Gala Theatre sometimes provides space for work that is in its early stages of development. If you’d like to tell us about an original piece of theatre you’re working on please send a short synopsis of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridging The Gap
Gala Theatre are delighted to have joined the line up of stellar venues for the brilliant Bridging the Gap scheme which offers a supporting package of work to artists or companies making work in the North East or Yorkshire. After a successful application, we are delighted to be supporting Stand and Be Counted alongside ARC Stockton, The Maltings and Sunderland MACQ to help develop their show in the coming months which will then be presented in Autumn 2018.
North East Artist Development Network
Residency Programme 2017
The North East Artist Development Network (NEADN) is currently offering paid residences across the region for artists living or working in the North East who are creating new dance and theatre work. Between April and September 2017, week-long residences with up to £2,000 of financial support are available at venues across the region, including our venue.
The residencies are designed to support artists and companies at the earliest stages of developing their work, providing an opportunity to work up an idea, with the support of the venue, to the point where it is ‘commission’ ready.
Each residency offers;
- Up to £2,000 financial support
- A week’s space for research and development
- A welcome on the first day in the venue to meet with the programmer and other staff
- Opportunity to show work at a regional scratch event
- A presentation slot at Meet the Programmers
- A mentor from the steering group, who will also provide support to the host venue
You can download the brief here which contains full details of how to apply.