Making Theatre

Our Programme

At the Everyman & Playhouse, we are united by our passion for great drama, our love of our city, and our belief that theatre at its best can unite and transform us all. There are two distinct aspects of the work you see on our three stages: our own homegrown e&P productions and work from some of the best theatre makers in the country in our visiting programme.

e&P Productions
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Visiting Programme
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New Plays & Commissions

At the beating heart of our theatres is our work with writers. Our mission is to nurture and develop the playwrights and artists who will represent the city’s talent, voice and unique energy, while finding stories that resonate at a local, national and international level.

Playwright Support

Discovering and supporting new talent has always been at the heart of what we do. Around the main production programme, our Literary Department run various development opportunities, playwright support and events for new writers and theatre makers. 

The Writers' Room
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YEP Writers Programme
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The Playwrights’ Programme
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Script Submissions
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The Talent Fund

Discovering and supporting new talent has always been at the heart of the Everyman & Playhouse. While the Everyman was closed for re-development, we embarked on an ambitious fundraising campaign that would transform not only the building but its stages too, by raising a Talent Fund to invest in emerging artists and fresh voices. 

Thanks to the generous donations from supporters (matched by the Esmée Fairburn Foundation), the Talent Fund is now enabling us to develop exciting new work for our stages and to support more artists, from those who are established and want to try new ideas, to new artists from a variety of disciplines discovered through our outreach programmes and via YEP.

Young Everyman Playhouse

The ambitious and award winning Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) was launched in 2012, the product of a passionately-held commitment to put young people at the heart of everything we do.  It has created professional opportunities for young people whose opportunities in life were limited by circumstance, whose talent lay undiscovered, and who were struggling to find a sense of direction.  It has created joyous theatrical experiences for young people and for wider audiences who are captivated by the passion, skill and ideas of these young theatre makers. 

Now established as one of the leading youth arts programmes in the country, YEP is more than a youth theatre. It provides training and development opportunities for young people, many from some of the most disadvantaged wards of the city, in all aspects of theatre making.