Engine Room: Communal Working Days

An initiative inviting artists, makers and producers to come together for weekly communal working days over the course of a month.Our communal working days blocks are book-ended by informal skillshare sessions from National Theatre of Scotland staff.

In January, the skillshare sessions will also be led by Ruth Ogston, (Trusts and Foundations Manager) and Cat Lamont (Marketing Manager) at National Theatre of Scotland. These sessions will look at writing fundraising and marketing copy for your show, project or idea – the different approaches required and general principles involved in articulating your artistic ideas and work.

We will provide tea, coffee, snacks, and continued support from the artistic development team, all rounded off with some drinks with the team at the end of the final session.



Tuesday 7 January: Start the day off with an informal skill share session led by Ruth Ogsten and Cat Lamont exploring fundraising and marketing copy, and the differences between the two.

Tuesdays 14 and 21 January: Use the space to work on projects as you wish, with members of the Artistic Development team on hand to provide advice and support as needed.

Friday 31 January: A morning of communal working followed by a check-in session in the afternoon with Ruth, Cat, and the Artistic Development team. We’ll finish the day with drinks and snacks to toast to your admin successes!



Date: Tuesday 7 January 2020, Tuesday 14 January 2020, Tuesday 21 January 2020, Friday 31 January 2020.

Time: 11.00am – 5.30pm each week

Location: Rockvilla, National Theatre of Scotland, 125 Craighall Road, G4 9TL


Please note, while we would love for you to join for all four sessions, we also understand that freelancing life often doesn’t allow for a set schedule. Please feel free to join for as many or as little sessions as you are able to.



Our Engine Room programme has our Theatre Without Walls ethos at its heart. We bring artists together to develop skills, networks and create new work at the greatest reach of their imaginations and ambitions.


Engine Room is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


Accessible performances available:

  • Autism Friendly

  • Wheelchair Accessible

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21/01/2020 - 31/01/2020