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The Lab Company

The Lab Company

The Lab Company supports the development of Early Career Artists from the Plymouth area. It is a singular opportunity for emerging artists to develop and present their craft with Theatre Royal Plymouth. Successful applicants will work together as an ensemble to create a piece of theatre that will be programmed into The Lab, while gaining exceptional mentorship and network opportunities.

Meet our current Lab Company

Lab Company
Top row, left to right: Daisy Bavage, Florrie Taylor, Connor Dalby, Daniella Sanderson, Charlotte Kransmo
Bottom row, left to right: Grace Felstead, Charlotte Boyle, Lauren Walsh, Rose Webber, James-Eden Hutchinson

Find out more from The Lab Company members here.

Further information on The Lab Company programme. Please note that applications are not currently open to be part of The Lab Company. We will notify via our social media channels when applications are open.

The project will provide:

  • Intensive training with the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Staff Director
  • Access to Theatre Royal Plymouth facilities
  • Workshops with renowned and prolific regional and national theatre companies
  • Professional advice, signposting and mentoring by industry professionals
  • A supported opportunity to create and show a new piece of theatre in a professional environment
  • Employment opportunities at the Theatre Royal Plymouth
  • Expenses for Lab Company workshop/rehearsal days

Who is it for?

Early Career Artists aged 18-30 who are currently living in the Plymouth area.
An Early Career Artist is a person who is interested in exploring a career in the arts, or who has already begun exploring that career. They will have some experience of making theatre or working in a theatre. An Early Career Artist wouldn’t consider themselves an established professional.
Previous members of the Lab Company have been:

  • Recent graduates
  • Those with a theatre degree
  • Individuals who want to explore theatre as a career

The Lab Company is an ensemble so each member must be open to trying different methods and roles of theatre-making; this includes writing, dramaturgy, directing, performing and producing among others.

When does it take place?

Sept -July
Thursday 10am-1pm and Friday 10am-4pm during term time
Two full-time intensive weeks during the year

How do I get involved?
Applications are currently not open, please keep an eye out for when applications re-open.
Fill out an application form.