Catalyst 2023

The North Wall is seeking early-career directors and writers to take part in a two-week residency from Monday 27 March – Friday 7 April 2023. 

The North Wall’s ArtsLab Catalyst residency is central to the venue’s commitment to new writing, and brings two vital roles centre stage, offering talented writers and directors two weeks of immersive creativity and the chance to focus solely on honing their craft.  

To those selected, we offer the chance to work with an ensemble of professional actors and experienced mentors in a safe and supportive space, to develop and showcase new scripts. The residency ends with a public sharing of work in The North Wall theatre. 

The residency is free of charge, with accommodation and meals provided. Applicants must be based in the UK, aged over 18, and available to take part for the full two weeks. 

The North Wall celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion, and is committed to equality of opportunity for everyone in our community, regardless of class, age, disability, gender, race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.  We actively encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the cultural sector.

How to Apply


Shortlisted applicants will be asked to an informal interview on the 1 Feb 2023 over Zoom.
We aim to inform successful candidates by 3 Feb 2023. 

If you have any questions please get in touch with Amelia Thornber, Associate Producer, on 

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