The Blue Room Theatre (61 capacity) and Studio (49 capacity) are intimate and flexible black box spaces.
The Blue Room Theatre venues have been operational for 29 years and attract audiences who are willing to take risks, enjoy diversity in performance and champion innovation. The theatres are upstairs in our heritage-listed venue adjacent to an established bar which opens one hour before the first show and closes late. Drinks are cheap and audiences and artists alike hang around post-show to make the most of this fun-filled time of year.
We welcome applications ranging from tried and tested crowd pleasers to exploratory ideas. Please be aware that the seating is fixed and won’t be able to shift per performance.
The venues are intimate and can accommodate small-to-medium productions with professional design that do not require a large amount of space for storage. Each venue has an accompanying dressing room which is shared with all productions in that performance space (normally three per night).
We will provide a Production Manager who will be present for your technical rehearsal and available during all changeovers between shows. Please be aware that you’ll need to provide a Stage Manager who will be responsible for operating each of your performances.
49 pax Studio stage dimensions – 7m wide x 5 m deep
61 pax Theatre stage dimensions – 7.84m wide x 4.37m deep
> Wednesday 13 June 2018: Summer Nights, 600 Seconds and MicroMove applications open
> 5pm, Wednesday 11 July 2018: Applications for full length Summer Nights productions close
> Friday 10 August 2018: All Summer Nights applicants will be notified of outcomes by this date
> 18 January – 17 February 2019: FRINGE WORLD 2019
“The opportunity and experience The Blue Room Theatre provided to fresh faced theatre makers like us made our production possible. From kind words and good advice to practical support and tough love, the whole team know how to help and give you what you need to succeed.”
Emily Stokoe – Producer, Minus One Sister