Open Floor Scratch Night Callout: Fri 19 July

Are you working on an idea for a new piece of work that you’d like to test out in front of an audience?


We are looking for Scottish theatre makers to take part in our scratch night, Open Floor, on Friday 19 July 2024 at The Studio.

Open Floor is an opportunity to get something up on its feet in front of an audience and see what does and doesn’t work. This time we’re opening up the opportunity to theatremakers of all kinds and all genres so go ahead and throw your hat in the ring!

We’re keeping this quick and dirty so think a few lighting or sound cues, basic video projection, nothing too technical.

Here’s what we can offer: 

  • A slot to perform 10-15 mins of material
  • A fee of £450 for your performance
  • Professional photographs of your performance
  • Feedback from the night

Here are the dates:

  • Closing date: Thu 13 June, midnight
  • Decisions shared: Thu 20 June
  • Performance date: Fri 19 July

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must be based in Scotland
  • You must have worked on at least one professional production or R&D process previously. This can include Fringe performances but not university productions or amateur dramatics.
  • You must not be in receipt of RFO funding from Creative Scotland.
  • You must be available to tech during the day and perform on the night of Fri 19 July.
  • You must be applying for a new project that has not already been commissioned, produced or coproduced, or staged by another organisation.

How to apply:

  • Please complete this online application form by midnight on Thu 13 June. You can complete this with written answers or video application.
  • If you would like to download a dyslexia-friendly version of the form you can do so here.

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