Library Talks

There’s a lot to talk about and make sense of in the world right now and Middle Child are here to provide a safe space in which to do so.

On the first Friday of every month our Theatre Library will bring people together to tackle a hot topic from world news, the theatre industry or our home city.

Part-workshop, part-fireside chats these sessions will ask the big questions with no expectations of finding simple answers. There will be tea, biscuits and DMCs.

Previous topics have included Spotlight, freelance performer contracts with Equity, the future of new writing, art and the climate crisis and starting an actors’ co-operative.

A guide to self-producing

A Guide to Self-Producing

Friday 14 June, 10-11.30am

You’ve got a play you want people to see. Now what?

Our latest library talk, led by Middle Child senior producer, Sarah Penney, explores different models of self-producing and funding your work.

From bid-writing to fundraising, budgeting and securing venues and partners, find out what it takes to get your show from page-to-stage. Bring your ideas and all the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask a producer.

Our Library Talks are free to attend, we just ask that you RSVP using our online form, so we know how many people to expect.


Library Talks usually take place on the first Friday of each month, alongside our monthly Book Club discussions.

Who can take part

Anybody living and working Hull and the East Riding at the time of the event.


Bond 31, 42-43 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PS