Graduate Companies Programme

Across the country many talented theatre companies graduate and leave education without the practical skill set or contacts to help them make the difficult transition between training and working professionally.

New Diorama’s popular Graduate Companies Programme provides six companies with the tools and resources needed to keep making theatre, including fundraising, approaching venues and building audiences.

The programme introduces these early-career theatre companies to industry professionals, while equipping them with the tools each need to continue making theatre. As well as attending talks on a wide variety of subjects, including funding, approaching venues, producing etc, the programme gives each company showcase performance dates at New Diorama completely free of charge, allowing the company to retain 100% of the box office as an investment into their work.

NDT Emerging Graduate Companies 2018/19

Hitchhiker Collective 
Flock Theatre Ensemble
The Backpack Ensemble
Poltergeist Theatre
Emergency Chorus
Bric a Brac Theatre
Burnt Lemon Theatre
Argonaut Theatre  

NDT Emerging Graduate Companies 2017/18

Dirty Rascals
Fat Rascal
Produced Moon
Red Cape Black Cape
Wonder Fools 

NDT Emerging Graduate Companies 2016/17

Certain Dark Things
Clown Funeral
Empty Deck Theatre
Fictive Theatre
Mad Like Roar
The Outbound Project
Pub Corner Poets

NDT Emerging Graduate Companies 2014/15

Asa Nisi Masa
Barrel Organ
DugOut Theatre Company
In Bed With My Brother
Fool's Cap Theatre
Haste Theatre Company
The Roaring Girls

“New Diorama has become the spiritual home of our company. Without the advice, resources and in nite other levels of support, we would not have reached this point in our practice. The graduate scheme has been a life changing opportunity. We are eternally grateful.”

The Outbound Project