Theatre In The Pound

A Scratch Night Of All Things Theatrical

Mon 10 Feb 2020 to Mon 21 Dec 2020

Theatre In The Pound

This event is part of: 

A Cockpit Production 

Part of Theatre Maker



An award winning evening of new theatre at The Cockpit. 

Every month we showcase new work from Theatre Makers, Performers, Directors, Writers and Cabaret Artists of all kinds, to provide a platform for them, and a great evening of stimulating performance for everyone.

Theatre In The Pound is a not for profit evening of new drama, writing, cabaret, physical theatre, and all kinds of everything theatrical, helping artists develop their work with support and feedback ...and it only costs a pound




Upcoming 2019 Season dates


January 20th 2020
10th February 2020
16th March 2020
20th April 2020
11th May 2020
15th June 2020 - SCIFI SPECIAL
20th July 2020
21st September 2020
19th October 2020
16th November 2020
21st December 2020

Further info for participants - Application form

Got something to perform? You apply and give us a small deposit. We give you a 45 minute tech with stage manager and technician and then 15 minutes (or less if you like) show time in our wonderful auditorium in the evening. Plus a few minutes of feedback from our supportive and generous audience.

We love to make the shows as varied as possible so however 'out there' or unusual you think your work might be we'd love to meet you!

And now we've made Theatre In The Pound part of our Theatre Maker programme you become eligible for cheaper studio hires and Theatre Maker classes as well as further possible opportunities to present your work. 

Applications for the whole season are open! We love seeing work at all stages, including script readings. And we are open to whatever you're up to, however experimental. So what are you waiting for - get those applications in!


Excitingly, in June we are collaborating with to bring you a Theatre in the Pound SciFi Special, to kick off TALOS IV - a week of SciFi theatre. We’re interested in all kinds of science fiction performance, including but not limited to: Cyborg Theatre, Robot Theatre, AI Theatre, Weird / New Weird Theatre, Afrofuturist Theatre, Queer Science Fiction, Utopian and/or Dystopian theatre, Post-Apocalyptic, Post-Modern, Post-Dramatic, Science fiction dance performance, Solarpunk, Cyberpunk, Steampunk, Biopunk, Hopepunk, and Mythpunk.

If you want to be considered, please mark your application TALOS. 


If you are an artist interested in applying for a slot, please click here for more information, or here to apply

For more information contact Theresa, the Theatre In The Pound Co-ordinator at pound [at] thecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Theatre%20In%20The%20Pound)

There is no need to reserve tickets, just turn up on the night.  All tickets £1. 

Show begins at 7pm


Have a longer piece that you'd like to try out? Maybe New Stuff is the right place for you! Our monthly rehearsed readings of new work written by you and supported by us.

All tickets: £1