Engine Room

Where talent takes centre stage

Engine Room 2019

Discovering and supporting new and upcoming artists is what keeps our theatre alive. Our Engine Room programme aims to fuel these creative talents, providing skills, networks and ideas development opportunities for Scottish artists. Engine Room has our ‘theatre without walls’ ethos at its heart, running in partnership with local venues and organisations to support artists across the country.

In 2019 Engine Room will run in seasons, with each having a different focus and there will be a variety of corresponding open call opportunities for creatives including artists of colour, BSL, Gaelic and Scots language users, neuro diverse and geographically remote artists. Engine Room will continue to partner with venues and organisations across the country to bring activity to local artists.


Engine Room: Forging | Jan - Mar 2019

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Engine Room: Diverging | Apr - Jun 2019

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For information on other seasons click here

Engine Room will partner with //BUZZCUT// to support the organisation to connect with artists outside of the central belt, as part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s commitment to supporting the development of live art in Scotland.

Engine Room is supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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