Edinburgh National Partnership

We are delighted to be working with the Pleasance Theatre as part of their Edinburgh National Partnerships programme to support one Welsh or Wales-based artist or company who want to take work to Edinburgh Fringe in 2022.

The Pleasance is working with partner theatres across the UK to identify and support exceptional artists and companies local to them who want to take work to the Fringe. Each partner is a leading national producing house, with a commitment to supporting and developing new artists.

For 2022 Sherman Theatre is delighted to be one of the partner organisations alongside York Theatre Royal, Bristol Old Vic, Leicester Curve, HOME Manchester, Theatre Royal Plymouth & Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Working with The Pleasance we will identify dynamic artists at different stages in their careers, with the primary aim of the scheme to uncover and support the best companies and artists from Wales, and across the UK, to present work at the Fringe!

To apply for the Sherman Theatre opportunity see details below;

What do you get?

  • Up to £2000 financing from the Pleasance towards the costs of presenting your show at the Fringe.
  • Guaranteed inclusion within the Pleasance Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme.
  • Edinburgh Fringe registration covered by Sherman Theatre
  • One-week minimum of in-kind rehearsal and development space at Sherman Theatre
  • A programming option in the Pleasance London transfer run post-Fringe.
  • Support to deliver accessible performances as part of the Fringe run.
  • Mentorship, support and advice from both Sherman Theatre and The Pleasance leading up to, and during the Fringe.
  • Support to build new touring relationships with other National Partnership venues.

How to apply:

Please send in the following details in written, audio or audio visual format – whichever suits you – to artistdevelopment@shermantheatre.co.uk

  • Basic information (company/artist name, show title, primary contact & details)
  • Information about the artist/company and your show
  • Who the target audience is and why?
  • Why you are interested in performing at the Edinburgh Fringe?
  • Why is this opportunity important for you and your development?
  • Why would you like to be supported by Sherman Theatre?

Closing date Monday 24 January 2022.
Interviews to be held Thursday 27 January 2022.

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