Pleasance LABS

100% subsidised development space

Pleasance LABS

After a successful pilot year, The Pleasance is continuing Pleasance LABS for 2020, offering 100% subsidised development space for week-long residencies to companies and artists looking to create new work. With up to 30 weeks available across the year, these residencies will become a crucible of experimentation where ideas can be realised and nurtured - as well as the option to present work in front of audience as either a sharing or work-in-progress performance.

How you use your time with us is up to you, whether it’s playing with a new concept, and continuing development of an existing project, trialling a new approach to theatre-making or working with a new collaborator… We want to hear from you about it! 

Pleasance LABS will continue in 2020 and we will be reviewing applications at two points throughout the year:

  • Late April 2020 for residencies between May 2020 - September 2020
  • September 2020 for residencies October 2020 to April 2021

Applications for LABS are now closed and will reopen on the week commencing the 16th March 2020.

Any questions please email



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