We are thrilled to announce today that The Assembly Rooms Theatre is  offering a week free rehearsal and scratch space from 21st May until 25th May.

We are looking in particular for theatre companies operating in the North East and Yorkshire who are developing new work. The week will run from 9am – 5pm with the free run of the building including auditorium, workshop, dressing rooms and green room – for that essential tea break mid-rehearsal!

To apply – please email us with a covering letter of what you want to use the space for and why to theatre.manager@durham.ac.uk by Friday 20th April. We welcome any application by any company or solo artist. This opportunity is a great way for you to not only have a rehearsal space for free, but allows you to get to know us as a venue better – and who knows where that relationship might lead!

This announcement realises the theatre’s continued ambition to be able to support local artists and allow local theatre practitioner’s a welcoming space for rehearsal. As part of Venues North and the North East Development Programme, we are committed to supporting developing performance artists across the region.