Pleasance LABS

100% subsidised development space

Pleasance LABS

The Pleasance is piloting a new programme of 100% subsidised one or two week-long residencies for companies and artists looking to develop 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.

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 commence in January 2019 and also offer the opportunity to present work in front of audience as either work-in-progress or as a workshop production to test it on it’s feet.

We will be reviewing applications at three points throughout the year:

  • December 2018/January 2019 for residencies from January to April
  • April/May 2019 for residencies from May to July
  • September 2019 for residencies from October to November

Applications for the autumn intake of LABS are now open!

Apply Here

Applications close on the 9th September and we are aiming to get back to all applicants by the 20th September.

Any questions please email



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