The Empty Space

Working for a thriving independent theatre sector.

We believe that independent artists and small companies are an essential element of a vibrant theatre ecology and so we do all we can to help create conditions in which artists can flourish.  Sometimes we pair artists with producers; sometimes we offer bursaries; sometimes we make introductions or offer mentoring; and sometimes we advocate for change at policy level. Many of our projects are born out of research we've commissioned or research projects we've hosted. Recent research with which we've been involved can be found in the Thinking section of this site, and the projects we're working on can be found in the Doing section. To keep up to date with opportunities and events sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page.

Live Lab Bursary 2015

The 2015 Live Lab Bursary is now open for applications. The bursary includes £2000, two weeks rehearsal space and a showcase opportunity. Deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 13th March.

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This Way Up

We've teamed up with Dance City to connect ten North East based artists with a team of Associate Producers to help get excellent work created within the region on tour across the rest of the UK.

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North East Reviews

The North East Reviews website is now officially live!

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