A major new programme for early-career theatre-makers, THE KNOT invites a cohort of 25 participants to explore and interrogate the essential skills needed to create work on their own terms at a time when the business of theatre has never felt tougher.

Programmed in partnership between New Diorama Theatre, world-leading higher education institute Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Black-led production and development company Uproot, the week-long bootcamp-style programme takes place in-person, full-time over 11-15 December 2023. Primarily hosted at Guildhall School in City of London, THE KNOT will also include off-site trips and a party at Theatre Deli’s Leadenhall Street venue – with networking drinks curated by Pan-Asian cabaret collective The Bitten Peach.

Applications open on Thursday 5th October for ten open places, prioritising diverse and underrepresented artists who have begun professional careers since 2019, focusing on the specific challenges facing a ‘Covid-era’ of new theatre-makers whose first steps in the industry have been most impacted by the pandemic. Chosen via lottery selection, they will join participants curated by the three lead partners, with everyone taking part paid an honorarium for attendance alongside support for travel and access costs and a full week of paid-for activities and events.

When? 11-15 December

Deadline to apply 2nd November

Apply here