Guest Room

All Engine Room activity seeks to create space for artists, and we get that sometimes you just need a physical space. Through Guest Room we’ll regularly offer out our rehearsal studios at Rockvilla to artists with an idea they need to get up and at. Whilst you’re in our Guest Room, we’ll look after you – whether that’s with technical equipment, advice and support or keeping you caffeinated with access to our tea and coffee supplies.

Guest Room is aimed at artists with a burning idea that they need space to explore. Whether you are a solo artist, a team or a company and whether the idea is embryonic or fully formed, we want to throw the doors of Rockvilla open and invite you in.

Applications are now open for the following dates:

W/b 8 April 2019 (applications close Friday 1st February; successful applicant informed by Friday 8th February)

W/b 24 June 2019 (applications close Friday 1st February; successful applicant informed by Friday 8th February

How it works:

We’ll offer out space in our rehearsal rooms in week long bursts.

Where available we will offer technical equipment and support (we cannot guarantee access to equipment as what is available will vary) and offer advice and mentoring: producing, dramaturgical, technical.

You will have access to printing facilities, tea and coffee supplies and can make use of our kitchen and social spaces

How to apply:

You can apply for Guest Room through the following link on Submittable:

8th April 2019


24th June 2019


Successful artists will be selected by the Artistic Development team and criteria for selection is how well the artist illustrates the benefit of Guest Room to them at this point in the project’s development.

Please note: we will not be able to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

If selected for Guest Room, the offer will be contingent upon a risk assessment. If the activity is deemed high risk by the company the offer will be rescinded.