Bring your show to the Shoebox Theatre
We are always looking for contemporary and new work to add to our programme! We are especially interested in up-and-coming artists and companies based in the South West, but also host touring shows.
We work on a box office split with all visiting companies, which is always weighted in the artist’s favour. Unfortunately, due to our size, we are unable to offer guarantees.
The theatre’s programme is a curated mix of contemporary theatre and new work for all ages. We do not programme Shakespeare or classics, instead we favour devised work and new ideas.
If you want to be to programmed, get in touch with our Artistic Director, Luke, at firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll get back to you as soon as he can!
When contacting us about your show proposal, please include as much information about you/your company and your proposed production as possible, including images, video links, website links and reviews, however, please do not send entire scripts! Please also include information on roughly when you are looking to bring your show to the Shoebox and for how long. We generally programme events at the Shoebox 6 months in advance for 1 or 2 day runs.
Please note, we do not programme visiting amateur dramatics, youth theatre companies or plays first published / performed before the year 2010.
"What a great space... They were very helpful, nothing was too much for them, great communicators too. They worked hard to promote our show, making it a sell out!"
The total size of the Shoebox space wall to wall, is 4.7 meters by 15 meters. As you enter from the main door, there is a small reception area with a tea/bar station and sofa, separated from the performance space by tabs.
The performance area in end on formation, with 50 seats, is 4 meters wide by 5 meters deep.
Front tabs can be configured for entrances / exits or, removed to allow for more space.
Stage: Stage floor is hardboard, with harlequin vinyl studio floor.
Blacks: Full stage blacks on pipe, plus legs. Can be moved as required.
Backstage: There is no backstage space however, some limited space for storage of set and props is available for the duration of your run.
Supply: 100amp 3 Phase
LX Desk: Zero88 Jester DMX 12/24
DMX adapter for Mac/Laptop
Nomad Gadget and Macbook (please request in advance)
Lanterns: 8 x 500w parcans, 6 x Selcon Fresnels, 4 x Source 4 jnr, 4 x LED pars (RGBWA)
Dimmers: 4 x Multiform LP405D (DMX, 4 Channel)