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Developing the next generation of theatre makers
Our Artist Development programme provides a range of opportunities for emerging theatre makers living and working in the East Midlands, each focused on bridging the gap between training and working in the industry:

Emerging Artists
By working with a group of emerging East Midlands artists, who might include performers, designers, composers and visual artists or storytellers, we create an exciting new touring production over a 6 month period. The training session period involves hands on practical work with established artists and attendance at masterclasses with major practitioners from the industry. 

We offer targeted support to an East Midlands based company and artist on a fixed term basis, in areas of artistic and dramaturgical development, business planning and fundraising, including practical advice on touring work. Each mentoring programme is outcome driven and tailored to suit the individual needs of the company/artist. 

We invite major figures from the theatre and arts industry as part of a wider Artist Development programme to lead targeted sessions. This provides opportunities for both practising and emerging East Midlands theatre-makers to work in a detailed, practical way accessing a range of ground-breaking artists and companies.

We invest in new writing through practical project activity available to emerging writers living, working or studying in the East Midlands; supporting writers at different stages in their development. Long Play is a biennial competition specifically to encourage the development of full length play scripts. The winner receives 6 months dramaturgical support, a public reading and a fee on the decision to produce their play.

Unsolicited Scripts
We very rarely have the means to produce unsolicited new plays. The Long Play Competition is our way of accepting unsolicited scripts. If you wish to discuss a creative idea outside of the competition, please make contact with our Artistic Director, Jack McNamara, with an introductory email, including a short example of your work to




New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

One of the many things we do is to turn village halls into professional theatre spaces.

Whether you’re a theatre lover, rural champion, or believe in widespread access to the arts then please help us make our work. Like every actor on stage, or each word on the page, every donor plays a vital role, your support can make a real difference... Find out more

An original gift for rural champions and theatre lovers everywhere. Find out more...

We have reached over half of our fundraising target for our new young people's project - but we still need your support.  Find out more...


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New Perspectives secure four year funding to continue to tour great theatre and events to rural communities across the East Midlands and beyond Find out more here..

Keep up to date here as  our A Fortunate Man project unfolds Find out more...

We make theatre accessible to communities nationwide because we think #culturematters