Funding and in-kind support to produce your first show

Making your first piece of work can be overwhelming enough without even considering the costs. That’s why each year our First Show Fund provides support to one new Hull company or individual to produce, market and record their first piece of work.

The fund covers a venue hire fee, script and marketing printing costs, professional filming, production photography and poster and flyer design. We will also provide a range of in-kind support, including rehearsal space plus time with each member of the core team, covering directing, producing, marketing and technical expertise.


Applications for the 2019 fund will open on 1st August.

Who can apply

The First Show Fund is available to any company or individual permanently based in Hull that’s yet to produce a show with a run of three or more performances.

How to apply

Complete our online application form, detailing what your production is, more about your company and when the money would be required.

See also

Middle Child Match Fund