Investing in artists living and working in Hull

Middle Child understands how difficult it can be for theatre makers to live and work in Hull, a city at the end of the line that often has to compete with the likes of Leeds, Manchester and London. Reverb, our artist development programme is our commitment to ensuring that artists in Hull are given top-class development opportunities across disciplines without needing to leave the city.

The programme also places artists we are excited about developing at the centre of our own productions. This means that, when working with Middle Child, artists at all stages of their careers will be given opportunities to develop while actually making work, instead of undertaking hypothetical situations.

Much of the programme is diversity-led, working towards a better representation in the stories being told in Hull, the artists who are telling them and the effect that has on audiences in the city. Our new home, Bond 31 on High Street, Hull, features our theatre library, a writing room, hot desking space and rehearsal room, from which the majority of our programme takes place.

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Current opportunities

1:1 Script Support

Are you writing a play and looking for feedback on your latest draft?

Starting in March, Middle Child literary manager, Matthew May, is offering 1:1 Script Support meetings with writers local to Hull to provide notes and support.

The sessions are aimed at writers without current access to dramaturgical support, such as those not under commission or attached to an existing project.

Writers will be chosen at random from a pool of applicants to attend a one-off, two-hour meeting with Matthew.

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Acting Gym
Concrete Retreat
Theatre Library
Writers’ Group

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First Show Fund
Career Kickstarter Fund
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First Show Fund
Hull Takeover
RTYDS Intro to Directing
New Critics Programme
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Next Up: Associate Writers
Out Loud Scratch Night
Recover Restart Reimagine
Recover, Restart and Reimagine
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Theatre Marketing Workshop
Webinars On Demand
Submit a Script

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