- What art forms do you support?

Theatre Deli supports theatremakers working at the cutting edge of theatre practice, particularly those working in non-traditional forms – whether that be through exploring the nature of the theatrical space, immersive experiences, game-playing, live art or other manifestations of performance which cross boundaries and defy definition.

- What types of artist do you support?

Theatre Deli works with artists throughout their career, but our main development opportunities are focused on early to mid career theatremakers.

- How do you offer support?

Through ‘Deli Artists’ we offer a range of development opportunities:

Scratch Nights - providing theatremakers rehearsal space and the opportunity to share work at an early stage of development. In London, these are hosted monthly at our Old Library space in Camberwell

Artist Residencies - theatremakers offered 2 weeks completely subsidised rehearsal support, mentoring and £300 seed funding towards the development of a new project. This is usually work and artists that Theatre Deli aim to help to support on the long-term.

Commissions - Theatre Deli aims to award at least two commissions of £3000 for new work in every season that we produce across venues in London and Sheffield. This is directed towards artists with whom we have an existing relationship to enable them to creates a new work that explores the themes and provocations of that season.

Associate Artists - Associate Artists are companies that, will often have completed either a Scratch and/or a Residency and Theatre Deli’s Artistic Directors will have identified them as a company they wish to continue working with long term.

Theatre Deli will work primarily act as Producer for these company’s, co-commissioning productions and working with the company’s to raise funds to enable productions to be thoroughly researched and developed and then go into production. Theatre Deli will work with them to book tours of co-commissioned work.

- Do you have any specific events/opportunities for artists developing new work?

None currently, outside the above.

- How should artists approach you about their work?

The first approach should be an email to [email protected]

This is a shared email inbox, which is shared by co-artistic directors Roland Smith and Jessica Brewster, as well as Producers Emma Blackman (London), Sara Hill (Sheffield) and Katherine Webb (Production Coordinator).

Please give us an outline of your current work, your practice and where you are in your career.

If you include an invitation to see your work, we will send either a member of the producing team or one of our Deli Network - a collective of our staff and artists who see work each month and then come together to discuss what is interesting and exciting.

If you are interested purely in programming, please write directly to [email protected] (for Sheffield) or [email protected] (for London)