Apply Now: Summer ArtsLab 2018

We are seeking emerging artists aged 18-25 to work alongside members of The Wardrobe Ensemble to develop a new show this summer, and would love to hear from performers, theatre-makers, musicians and designers.

If you have a passion for theatre, and a genuine commitment to a career in the arts, come and join our highly experienced team for 3 weeks of creative exploration towards the making and sharing of a new piece of theatre.

The residency runs from Monday 23 July – Saturday 11 August 2018 and is completely free of charge, including accommodation and all meals.

There will be an additional producing project running alongside, led by The Wardrobe Ensemble’s producer, culminating in a mixed art-form performance festival at The North Wall. If you are a young producer keen to get involved, or someone interested in learning about producing, please get in touch.

How to get involved

Download and complete Summer Residency application form

Please either e-mail or send this to Sherrell Perkin at: The North Wall, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN or e-mail

Successful applicants will be invited to audition or interview on either:

Saturday 9 June 2018 LONDON. Audition slots between 10am and 5pm, venue TBC


Sunday 10 June 2018 OXFORD. Audition slots between 10am and 5pm
The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN

Auditions will involve a group physical workshop lasting up to 30 minutes.

You will then be asked to deliver a pre-prepared contemporary monologue (max duration 3 minutes).

The closing date for applications is Friday 18 May 2018. If you are shortlisted we will be in touch to inform you of your audition slot.

About the Company

The Wardrobe Ensemble is a Bristol-based group of theatre artists working together to jointly make and tour high quality new plays that dissect the twenty-first century experience. Formed in 2011, the company consists of nine core members, one producer and a constantly growing community of associate artists. Dedicated to finding the place where the intellectual and the emotional collide, they explore the big ideas of our time through intimate human stories.

“The most exciting young company I’ve seen in quite some time”
★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times 

Fringe First Winner 2017

The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2017, 2015

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