New Diorama now supports more than 70 companies each year, but we still get many emails and phone calls asking for help from companies that we are not supporting. With many other venues and funders stretched, there are increasing numbers of artists and groups who have nowhere to go for support.
Once a month, New Diorama are offering Artist Surgeries to artists and theatre companies who need help, and who are not being supported by NDT. Whether it’s asking questions about funding, advice on marketing or thoughts on going to Edinburgh, a member of the NDT team will sit down with you and talk it through. And, if you’re based outside of London, don’t worry – we can help on the phone as well.
How it Works
Regular chance to get advice
We’re going to be hosting artists surgeries once a month, with a member of NDT staff available to answer your questions – from marketing to fundraising.
Anyone can book in
This is a chance for artists we’re not already working with to come and ask us for advice or guidance. You don’t have to be supported or working with NDT in any way.
Fill out a simple online form
If you want to attend a surgery, you simply book a slot online and let us know what area or subject you’re interested in talking about.
A national service
It’s possible to request for a surgery to take place over the telephone – meaning you don’t have to be based in London to take advantage.
To download all of this information in a handy PDF, please click here.
How to Book
To book an appointment please log into a Google account and refresh this page. A Google Calendar will appear below this section.
- Scroll along to one of the dates we're running surgeries
- Find an available 30 minute slot
- Fill in your details
- Click save
Please note: surgeries run from 2pm - 4.30pm, so please make sure your calendar is set to GMT as otherwise they will show up on EST 5 hours earlier than booked.
All appointments are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
We will be holding surgeries on the following days:
2 Oct 14:00 - 16:30
6 Nov 14:00 - 16:30
4 Dec 14:00 - 16:30
4 March 14:00 - 16:30
1 April 14:00 - 16:30
3 June 14:00 - 16:30
1 July 14:00 - 16:30
Please note: there will be no Artist Surgeries in January and February 2020.
“NDT have talked us through tricky situations, given us a kick to get on with it, had our backs when it’s gone wrong, and celebrated us when it’s gone right. This mix of gentle encouragement and celebration has kept us going and is not only reserved for us, but for all the companies that come through their doors.”
Lost Watch Theatre