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.

If you have work to send to us, please click to access our Submission Form. Please note that we are not currently accepting proposals for in-house productions and will only consider submissions which you are producing yourself or, occasionally, with a co-producer model.

We understand that every project develops differently, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t have in-depth responses to all of the questions. We just ask that you include as much information as possible to give us a good sense of your work


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 some information about you and the project.


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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