Even the most talented theatre companies performing around the UK find it impossible to showcase their work in London. With a financial model completely incompatible with regional theatre, bringing work to the capital is becoming out of reach for a whole generation of artists.

New Diorama Theatre’s Two Night Stands offer an unprecedented no hire fee, and 0/100% box office deal, alongside free technical and marketing support. This is a unique opportunity for groups to get work seen by potential programmers, funders and press.

This investment in time and resource gives these companies a platform, £15 overnight accommodation (with support of Green Rooms) and a small amount of money back to re-invest into their work and future plans. 

This is New Diorama's first chance to get to know companies and begin the first rung on our ladder of support. Companies who have started with us as a "Two Night Stand" have gone on to be programmed into the main NDT Season. 

“Since our first meeting, the NDT team has given us invaluable advice. As well as guidance, they provided us with a significant cash injection through their two-night stand scheme, giving us 100% of the box office takings from a sold-out run.This investment – a unique offer – contributed to our first successful Arts Council application.”
Breach Theatre