Theatre In The Pound

A Monthly Scratch Night.

20 Dec



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 December, 7:00pm Live On Stage

Our legendary Scratch Nights have been back LIVE in the Theatre since October - An accessible, affordable way to try out your work on stage with full support from our backstage and tech crew.

However, we plan to keep one show a year as a digital version, as we've loved welcoming performers from all over the country and around the globe to our online shows. We've also enjoyed seeing the participants of our devising theatre online course pushing the boundaries of Zoom Theatre, and we want to see if there's further to go!

For info email poundatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk


Tickets £1 

Online Shows are £10 for participants, live in the Theatre shows are only £15 per performance. Thats £1 per minute! Cheapest theatre hire in town!

Both online and live options include full technical and backstage support. Fees go a small way towards supporting our staff, but we are also heavily subsidised.

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.


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.