A Home For Theatre Companies

New Diorama is the first ever companies’ theatre: a theatre exclusively dedicated to the development of emerging theatre ensembles.

Working with the best groups from all over the UK, New Diorama help grow both the artist work and the organisational skills of each group we programme.

The programme is our most ambitious to date. When we opened five years ago we wanted to find ways of overcoming the many challenges and hurdles early-career theatre companies face. Our new programme tackles many of these issues head on, finding new solutions to old problems and presenting completely new ideas that we’re proud to be pioneering for the first time.

We’ve broken it up into three areas.

We’re always on the look-out for the best new groups that we can programme and begin a relationship with. We’ve devised a whole host of ways that theatre companies from across the UK who we’ve never worked with before can begin talking to us.

For the theatre companies we are already supporting we have worked hard to create a whole host of new initiatives, funds and opportunities to support their work.

And, to deliver all this work, we’re partnering with theatres from across the UK. Our national footprint has never been greater and over the next few years, we’ll be bringing work to London that, without our support, would never be able to perform in the capital.

Click below to see our full 2016 Artist Development Brochure


New Diorama Theatre's 2016 Artist Development Programme is supported by Arts Council England.