Homegrown at Nottingham Playhouse is a unique training opportunity for young theatre makers to develop and professionalise their craft.

Nonsuch and Nottingham Playhouse have created an exciting new partnership to offer 16-25 year olds the chance to undergo a year of pre-professional training from September 2019.

Both organisations will work with up to 15 participants, to develop their skills and employability in theatre-making and performance. The group at Nonsuch will be actors and performers, and the group at Nottingham Playhouse will be creatives, writers and theatre-makers.

During the year both groups will:

  • Meet on Tuesdays during term time, from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
  • Work with industry professionals.
  • Take part in skills workshops, CV surgeries, interview technique sessions and much more.
  • Focus on building skills and improving chances of employment.

Term 1 and will focus on skills building.
Term 2 will focus on growing artistry and professionalism.
Term 3 will focus on employability, culminating in both groups working together to produce the Messy Unity Festival of new work for a paying audience at Nottingham Playhouse.

Entry is through application form and an audition/interview process that will take place during the summer of 2019.

As well as development and skills building opportunities, additional benefits include:

  • access to Nonsuch’s Theatre Library.
  • discounted rehearsal space.
  • tickets to productions.
  • opportunities to shadow and observe professional rehearsals.

Which strand is for me?

Nonsuch (NYPT) – Performers
The group will be for actors and performers, who will gain valuable skills in physical approaches to text. As well as gaining and understanding on text analysis, we will look at practitioners like Meisner, Michael Chekhov, Lecoq and Meyerhold.
Participants will also be encouraged to pursue and develop skills in addition to acting, such as dance, singing, music or spoken word.

Nottingham Playhouse (Homegrown) – Creatives and Theatre-Makers
Homegrown at Nottingham Playhouse is a unique training opportunity for young theatre makers to develop and professionalise their craft.
Designed for young people who are looking to pursue a career in theatre making, the programme allows young writers, directors, designers and creatives to work and learn together at weekly sessions, with input from our in-house team and experienced dynamic theatre-makers from the industry.


Playhouse £100 for each 10 week term
NYPT £120 for each 12 week term

If you would love to be involved but feel that you cannot meet the costs, we have a small number of bursaries available for each group, where either all or some of the costs are met by Nonsuch and the Playhouse.

How to apply

Interviews are now under way, complete your application below by Fri 11 Oct.

If you would like to apply for a bursary please complete the application form and send to participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

For more information about Homegrown and to register your interest please email participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk