Wilton’s Music Hall – Plays Without Décor

Are you a young or emerging director looking for some space and support to workshop some of your brilliant ideas? Well, Wilton’s Plays Without Décor Programme may be for you. As part of their Learning and Participation Programme, Wilton’s is offering four emerging directors the chance to use Wilton’s Aldgate and Allhallows Learning and Participation Studio for one week between January - April 2018.


Dates and Times

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th January 10.00 – 21.30

Monday 12th – Friday 18th February 10.00 – 21.30

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd March 10.00 – 21.30

Monday 9th – Friday 13th April 10.00 – 21.30


The Space
Aldgate and Allhallows Learning and Participation Studio is a beautiful, light and airy purpose-built space dedicated to our learning and participation activities. The Studio has a capacity of 40, to include audience and company. Wilton’s would provide seating if requested and an usher, if needed, but this is a Plays Without Décor season and so Wilton's will not provide any technical equipment and ask that your pieces do not include any set, lighting, sound or any other technical equipment.


The Offer
Wilton’s will give the space for free, although if you decide to use some of your time to produce a reading, a workshop or a semi-staged performance we will manage the Box Office for you and you will take 100% of the revenue which we would ask goes towards paying any practitioners you have asked to help you.

You will also receive up to two hours mentoring from the Wilton’s team, which could include sessions on:
Producing – led by Becky Ruffell and/or Holly Kendrick
Marketing – led by Amy Wilkes
Fundraising – led by Rachael Palmer
You could choose what sessions are most useful to you and your project.

If you are chosen then Wilton's would ask you to sign a simple agreement detailing what is expected of you and what they expect of you.

Some things to note: Plays with Décor is just that – please don’t apply to produce something with technical kit. Wilton's are happy for you to do a performance to a paying audience but can only support one performance during the week and they will set ticket prices.

How to Apply
 If you would like to apply for a slot in the Plays Without Décor Programme you can do so by filling in the application form.
You will need to state how you would use your week in the Studio, why your project is important and what benefits you would gain from the experience. You can apply to do a workshop, readings, a performance without décor. We are looking for original and exciting ideas.

If you would like to work on a published text and wish to do a showing to a paying audience you must have the rights.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18th December 2018.