Opportunities Board


Opportunity closes: 5th Sep 2022
Type: Open Call
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed

Website: theatredeli.co.uk
Instagram: @theatredeli

The Callout

We are here to support all kinds of work, and we’re looking for work that has a vital need for an audience in the room in order to exist and move to the next stage of its life.

Whether audience interaction/participation is crucial to the experience or your piece can’t progress without being tested in front of an audience, we want to hear how you will use this development space to turn an unexpected creative corner and share what you’ve found. We want you to experiment, explore, participate and take creative risks in an environment where it’s as joyful and meaningful to fail as it is to succeed.


Theatre Deli recently announced its Accessibility Policy in which the organisation has committed to investing in its venues to offer the greatest opportunities for disabled artists and prioritising work that is accessible. As part of this Deli is moving towards ensuring all artists partaking in any of our initiatives have embedded at least one mode of access within their pieces. To support this and you we have created our Accessibility Guidance Document which introduces the different forms of accessible performance and provide some initial hints and tips as to how artists can start to embed elements of accessibility into their work. It has also offers some links to other sources of information to further help you o your journey to creating accessible work. You can view the document here.

We appreciate that your work is early in its' journey and, therefore, you may not have the resources yet to fully integrate certain access modes, however in order to successfully create accessible work we encourage you to reach out to communities and consultants - invite them to your sharings to get tangible feedback on how to embed modes of access into your work.

The Format

We provide space for 2 sharings of your work over a weekend - one Friday night and one Saturday night, with access all day on Friday to “get-in” and all day on Saturday to absorb, reflect, and react to Friday’s experience so you can make a shift on Saturday.

It’s a rapid-response work-in-progress where we emphasise the shift –the change or progress the work can make– from one evening to the next. If the experience being different every night is part of the fabric of your work, then this is a great place to try things out.

The Offer

  • You will have access to our performance space 10am-10pm on Friday and Saturday to get in, work, share, respond, and share again.
  • On Friday, you will receive an induction session to the tech equipment in the space; you will need your own operator to operate tech for your sharings.
  • Ticketing and box office will be managed by Theatre Deli, however you will get 100% of the box office for your show (after Eventbrite fees have been deducted).
  • You will be given marketing support in the form of an event page on our website, social media posts, a mention in our newsletter, and programme posters throughout our space. You are responsible for signposting people to these posts and driving your own audience engagement.
  • You will have priority access to drop-in sessions with Deli creative and producing team to discuss any areas of concern and talk about the development of your project and the type of feedback that you will find useful.
  • optional: If you would like to livestream or capture your sharing for online use, we can provide a 2 camera setup and staff member at cost for:

£180 - livestream/capture of 1 sharing
£270 - livestream/capture of both nights OR livestream/capture of 1 sharing + edit
£360 - livestream/capture of both nights + edit

(these optional additional prices include VAT)

If you’ve got an idea, project, experience, game, dance, show, or other piece of work or play that you are looking to explore with an audience, participants, or other outside eyes, please get in touch.

We book the space 6+ weeks in advance, so drop us a line to discuss!

Tech Spec

The lighting and tech station are cabled, rigged, and focused for end-on performance. The studio can be reconfigured, but must be returned to this configuration at get-out.

We have various other tech equipment available. Please get in touch as early as possible with your needs and we will happily provide what we can.

The performance space has a capacity of up to 50 people in an end-on configuration, this capacity will be reduced for other configurations.

Lighting Equipment:

  • Jester 24ML programmable board
  • Lantern Stock

Standard Setup Includes:

4 x Prolights Studiocob FC

8 x Chauvet Slimpar T6

2 x Stairville Wash

Sound Equipment:

  • 2 x Martin Audio CDD6 speakers
  • 1 x Soundcraft EPM6 mixer
  • 3 x mics and stands


  • 1 x Optoma GT760 projector


  • Seven 4’ x 8’ staging
  • Two 4’ x 4’ staging

One 4’ quarter circle staging

How To Apply

We are now accepting SHIFT+SPACE applications for Spring 2023.

Alternatively if you would rather enquire via video or audio file please answer the below questions and send your file through to [email protected]. Videos/audio files should be no longer than 5 minutes:

  • Artist / company name
  • Project/Title of Show
  • Tell us about the project/show
  • Why is this opportunity important to the development of the piece?

Deadline: Monday 5th September 2022

Please submit an expression of interest via this form. If you have trouble accessing this form then please email [email protected] for assistance.