PLATFORM is Iris Theatre’s newest initiative to support breakout mid-career artists taking the next steps in their professional life.

At its core, PLATFORM provides a showcase opportunity for creatives to show off a wide array of their work in an as-risk-free-as-possible environment, hosted at the historic Actors’ Church in Covent Garden. But it’s also a network, a loudhailer, a community of the next generation of world-leading artists in London.

PLATFORM artists are a curated group of professionals from multiple disciplines gathered under one banner. We’re looking for bold, innovative artists who’ve built up a body of material across multiple projects, that are taking their next steps into mid-career work. PLATFORM artists receive a slot at St Paul’s to share their work, hosted and helped along the way by the whole Iris team. We find these creatives through word-of-mouth, our own networks, and also through application directly to us.

If you’re interested in finding out more, have a read of the further information pack, below, and then fill out the application form and equal opportunities monitoring forms, both below. Applications are open year-round, but new additions to the PLATFORM roster will happen periodically. If you’ve any questions, get in touch with us at

Further information · Application form · Equal opportunities form