Theatre In The Pound

A Monthly Scratch Night.

20 Sep - 7.00pm

This event is part of: 


A not-for-profit night, designed for individuals or groups of performers to try out or showcase new work at The Cockpit.

Coming up:

20 September, 7:00pm Live Online
18 October, 7:00pm Live On Stage
15 November, 7:00pm Live On Stage (Voila! Europe special)
20 December, 7:00pm Live On Stage


Tickets £1 

Currently our Online Shows are FREE for performers wishing to participate!!!!!! From September we will make a small charge of £10 to go towards our costs.

Live in the Theatre shows are only £15 per performance!!! Thats £1 per minute!!! Cheapest theatre hire in town!!!

We have had new writing, monologues, large groups, physical theatre, dance, comedy, performance art, movement ...and it all works online! Brilliant! As always we love seeing stuff at all stages of development, including readings or improvised seeds of ideas.

We love stuff that works and also stuff that doesn't. Each piece is followed by a short feedback discussion with our lovely audience, to help companies develop their work.


Exciting News: We have had such fun hosting our online 'Theatre in the Pound at Yours', and are so thrilled that it has meant performers and creatives from all around the globe have been able to join us -  so we want to keep going! Come and experiment with us and push the bounderies of Zoom!

Also, pending changes to lockdown regulations, we will be back live in the theatre this year! But we've had such a great time working online, we'll be alternating between Live Online and Live On Stage. Best of both worlds!



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 poundatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Theatre%20In%20The%20Pound)


Further info for participants - Application form

Got something to perform?  We give you a technical rehearsal with online support, with stage manager and technician and a place in our online show. Each company also receives 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 Theatre In The Pound part of our Theatre Maker programme, so you become eligible for cheaper studio hires 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!



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.