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Theatre Submissions

Theatre Submissions


Theatre Submissions 

Invites to readings/workshops/performances should be sent to our programming team: [email protected]



Currently Programming for January 2022 onwards.

The Tristan Bates Theatre presents world-class quality theatre, which consists of text-based contemporary plays and musicals. Our focus is bringing unknown, forgotten and reimagined theatre to our Off West End stage. We do this by prioritising New Writing, European/UK/London Premieres, Revivals and adaptations.

The Tristan Bates Theatre has many flexible seating configurations, with a maximum capacity of 94. 

Programming Criteria

  • Four week runs
  • Ambitious and original new Plays and Musicals
  • Productions that encourage diversity on/off stage
  • Work that has not been presented in London in the past 5 years
  • UK/European premiere

Please click here to fill out a submission form.



Currently Programming for streaming June - August 2021.

Productions should be between 30 - 90 minutes in duration and participating companies must own the digital rights to the production, ‚Äčor have the right to publicly stream the production, which should be filmed to a high-quality professional standard, suitable for online audiences. If you have a production which you think may be suitable for streaming but do not have a digital version, it is also possible to film your production in one of The Actors Centre’s performance spaces.

We are currently seeking fully realised, developed productions - work-in-development will not be considered. You do not have to be based in London to submit your production and we encourage submissions from around the globe. To ensure that each production is accessible, each production will be required to provide a separate SRT file with closed captioning.  

Please click here to fill out a submission form.



We are not currently accepting submissions for the John Thaw Studio.

The John Thaw Studio is an intimate black box studio with a capacity of 55. The John Thaw Studio programme focuses on productions in development.



We regularly hire out our theatre spaces during the day for showcases, rehearsed readings, conferences, seminars, screenings, workshops, press launches and panel discussions. 

Please contact [email protected] to enquire.