Propeller 2020

Propeller is an opportunity for Oxfordshire based artists, companies and collectives to fine tune and stage new work for The North Wall 2020 Summer season. The successful company will receive in-kind support from The North Wall; including rehearsal space, technical support and a 3 day run in our theatre with a 50/50 box office split. Propeller was launched in 2019 and hosted the brilliant Kuumba Nia Arts with their production of SOLD, which then went on to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Who we are looking for

We see Propeller as a stepping stone for your show, rather than an end point and we hope that your show will develop beyond The North Wall. This opportunity would suit (but not limited to):

  • Companies looking to preview their show ahead of Edinburgh Fringe (or other festivals)
  • Companies at the final stages of R&D
  • Companies who are reviving a show
  • Companies who are working towards an Autumn tour


Applications Close: 10 February
Interviews for Shortlisted Applicants: 21 February
Copy & Image deadline: 10 March
Studio Rehearsal Space: 26 – 29 May
Technical Support in Theatre: 1 – 3 June
Public Performances: 4 – 6 June

How to apply

Please email Abie at with an expression of interest. This should include information on your company and your show (no longer than 2 – 3 pages).

Your application should give thought to the following:

  • Brief company biog and hopes for the future
  • An outline of the show you are applying with, and any images or supporting docs
  • How would you explain your show to a friend in fewer than thirty words?
  • Are there any specific audiences you think your show appeals to?
  • How would you support the North Wall in terms of marketing and audience development?
  • How you think your work is suited to The North Wall programme

For further information, please download Information for Propeller Applicants 2020.

Application Deadline: 10 February

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