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Artists Call Out, Marlborough Theatre, Brighton

25 August 2017

Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, Artists Call Out, for UK based performers creating work about the intersection of LGBTQ and BAME identities.

Are you a UK based artist/performer or theatre maker creating work about the intersections of LGBT+ and BAME identities?

Do you need development time and producing support for a show you are currently working on? Are you interested in presenting your show during Brighton Fringe 2018?


The Marlborough Theatre will be rolling out an exciting professional development scheme in 2018 specifically targeted at LGBTQ+ BAME artist/companies as part of a project funded by Arts Council through the Elevate scheme.  We are seeking 2 artists/companies primarily working in theatre & performance. Artists/Companies will ideally have a show that requires further final development, an existing work that is looking for redevelopment alongside mentorship, or a clear performance idea that is ready to be realised in this time frame.

Week long residencies will take place at The Marlborough Theatre during January, February and March 2018, in which time participants will have access to a mentor, dramaturg, plus producing support from The Marlborough producing team.

The ambition of this process is to support 2 artists/companies to develop a piece of performance to its final stages, so it is ready to tour in 2018/2019.

The Marlborough will cover registration fees, marketing costs and tech support when showcasing the work at Brighton Fringe 2018.


The Marlborough Theatre is a key fringe venue and theatre development hub in the heart of Brighton. We specialise in the unusual, the unexpected and seek out work that has something to say about contemporary life.  We are recent Arts Council Elevate grant recipients, allowing us to work closely with a wide range of LGBTQ BAME artists at different career levels, for the next two years.  


  • Artist/Company Commissioning Fee: £2000
  • Brighton Fringe Performance Fee: £500
  • UK Travel and accommodation will be provided
  • We will work with the selected candidates to identify appropriate  mentor/dramaturg
  • Some flexibility of residency period between Jan – March 2018


Regrettably, our theatre space is not wheelchair accessible due to a narrow staircase. Our building dates back to 1794 and does not currently accommodate the necessary improvements to make it fully accessible. We have a hearing loop installed in the theatre.