London Associate Artists and Companies

Offering practical support to emerging theatre artists and companies

London Associate Artists and Companies

From 2019 on wards Pleasance Islington will appoint up to three annual London Associate Artists or Companies to join the Pleasance community. 

Applications are open to everyone! All we ask is that you are based within the capital and can clearly demonstrate how being a London Associate will provide the transformative tools to enable you to take your work and craft to the next level.

The Pleasance's founding principle – support for theatrical enterprise – remains at the heart of what we do. It allows youthful enterprise, good humour and celebration to drive new ideas and invention. This is what our London Associate Artists should embody.


As an Associate Artist you will benefit from being part of one of London and Edinburgh’s most exciting theatres, renowned for its mission of providing a platform for the talent of the future. London Associates will also benefit from:

  •  Four weeks of 100% subsidised rehearsal, plus work and meeting space.
  •  Practical Mentoring.
  •  A slot in our 2020 Pleasance Islington programme.

Aside from supporting our London Associate Artists with space, mentoring and programming opportunities, they will also be welcomed into the Pleasance community. In return we expect our London Associate Artists to act as ambassadors for Pleasance, engaging with us and our programme of work to make  the most of the year as Associates, and actively participating in delivering our founding principle!

Applications are now closed. We'll be annoucing our new London associates in January 2019. 

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