Experience Opportunity


Barrel Organ presents the first event in the relaunch of our highly successful programme, LIVE LDN. LIVE is a scratch night of daring work, giving emerging, under-represented artists a chance to test new material before a live audience. We are looking for five artists/companies from across the country who will be commissioned to test up to 20 minutes of material in front of an audience. This year, for the first time, LIVE will be delivered in a hybrid digital-live format.

LIVE LDN will take place on Monday 29th November at 7.30pm in the main studio space at Camden People’s Theatre and streamed digitally. It is open to artists making work across the country and your work can be delivered online or in-person.

Applicants can either put forward a work-in-progress designed to be performed in person, or put forward a work-in-progress designed to be presented digitally. Digital performances will then be presented in the theatre, alongside the in-person performances. All performances will also be live-streamed to audiences across the country. This means we are looking for work which is either in-person or streamed. Featured artists will receive a mentor, support from the company, and feedback from the audience.

We will be offering artists a commission of £500 each to deliver this work plus in-kind mentoring support from Barrel Organ and a mentor, to be confirmed in discussion with each artist. We also hope to provide some space, but unfortunately we are unable to confirm this at the present time.

The evening is supposed to be a space for artists currently under-represented in theatre, who are working with innovative forms to be able to test new material in front of an audience. The aim is to offer a platform and chance for constructive and beneficial criticism. We’re looking for daring, experimental and inclusive work that tackles a wide range of issues, agendas and ideas.