Our programme is an exciting mixture of plays, musicals, opera, and more. When programming, we will give special consideration to:

  • New musical theatre writing and inventive revivals,
  • Work with a focus on political or historical themes,
  • Work which reflects the diversity of contemporary London,
  • Work which centres the experience of the communities in and around the theatre,
  • Work from early-career creatives looking to make in-roads into the industry.
We don’t tend to programme one-acts or performances under ~60 minutes outside of Camden Fringe in August and Edinburgh Fringe previews in July, but this is not a hard-and-fast rule.


Regardless of the extent to which your project fits the above criteria, we are always happy to hear from people who are looking to put on a show.

Below is a list of information which it would be helpful to include when getting in touch. We understand that every project develops differently, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t have responses to all of these points. We just ask that you include as many as you can to give us as full a picture as possible of your work:

  • A full script, outline, or treatment as applicable,
  • A brief statement about why you think Upstairs at the Gatehouse would be a good fit for your show,
  • Preferred dates and proposed length of run (taking into account our Availability),
  • Details of the creative team,
  • Any reviews or images from previous runs or past productions from the same team.

Please send an email to and we will aim to get back to you within four weeks.


We regularly programme workshops, scratch performances, rehearsed readings, and R&D for works-in-progress.

If you’re interested in using the space to develop your work in this way, then please send us an email including the same information as above.


We’re always grateful to receive invitations to shows at any stage of development. 

As a very small team, we are sadly unable to attend everything we’re invited to. To increase the likelihood that we’ll be able to come, please give us as much advance notice as possible and outline briefly why you’d like someone from Upstairs at the Gatehouse to see your work.

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