Musical Theatre Showcases

Co-Production Showcasing Opportunities

Have you got a new musical theatre piece in development? Just work shopped and ready to showcase your work and take it into the next step towards a full production?

Iris Theatre is always looking for new musicals to showcase, typically for one or two nights. The venue is the famous St Paul’s Church (the ‘Actors Church) in Covent Garden, in the heart of central London. It is a large space that seats 254 people and is best suited acoustically to musical/sung work, highly visual or engaging performances rather than spoken word.

With no upfront rental cost, working on a box office split we offer support in the areas of marketing, administration, technical and front of house as well as producing advice in the form of Producing Surgeries. Our co-productions at the Actors Church are a low risk opportunity to get your work seen. We are not able to offer financial support but we do provide support in-kind as well as fundraising advice. We provide these opportunities from January – May and September – November annually.

This is a great ‘first step’ platform for writers and emerging producers to get their work seen for the first time before committing to a full production.

Our Workin Process showcases programme includes:

  • Venue hire for our 254 seat venue The Actors’ Church, Covent Garden on a box office split – £500 first call and then 70/30 split thereafter (70% goes to you). If you don’t make the £500 you are no liable for anything additional.
  • Use of our in-house technical facilities – including our fully functioning lighting rig, sound desk with 4x handheld radio microphones and grand piano
  • Access to preferred rates with partner rehearsal spaces (Please note: We cannot offer complimentary rehearsal space and do not have these facilities)
  • Marketing support with our in-house marketing team – including poster design (you provide image), e-newsletters, tweets and our season flyer
  • Front of house and box office management – including access to some third-party agents
  • Access to our Production Surgery programme where you can book in mentor sessions with our team to go over your production

To apply please complete this survey and email