Pitch Up January 2018

Pitch Up – our welcoming gathering of theatre makers, producers and venue programmers – will be hosted by Oxford Playhouse and Arts at the Old Fire Station on Tuesday 09 January 2017, 2.00-5.00pm

What is Pitch Up?
Pitch Up is made up of 5minute pitches – and 1minute elevator pitches – aimed at sharing new ideas and encouraging the connections to make them happen. Pitches come from theatre makers, producers and venues in a spirit of openness and collaboration, ensuring Pitch Up is a valuable event whether you’re pitching or not.

So if you’re an artist, producer or venue involved in making theatre, and you’re looking for partners for a new project, Pitch Up is for you.

Who is pitching?
Pitches have been selected through an open call.  Click the thumbnail to see the booklet or read the full line up and schedule for the day below.

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14:00 Arrivals, refreshments

14:15 Welcome

14:20 Session 1:
Lost in Translation Circus Hungry
Proteus My Beautiful Laundrette
Papermash Theatre Bits
Can’t Sit Still Invisible Thread
The Spring A Little Something Extra for Families

14:50 Elevator pitches
Oxford Playhouse
Farnham Maltings
The North Wall 
Wells Maltings 
Colchester Arts Centre

15:00 Break, walk over to the Old Fire Station

15:45 Session 2:
OTM Oxfordshire Theatre Makers Network
Jackie Hagan This Is Not A Safe Space
Third Party Productions Lear
Judy Barrington-Smuts Motherf***er
It’s Not Us Hitleria Pizzeria Parts I&II
Acrojou Vagabond Matter

16:15 Elevator pitches
Arts at the Old Fire Station
Hertford Theatre
Arts at Stowe
The Theatre, Chipping Norton
Proteus Creation Space
The Mill Arts Centre

16:25 Wrap up before conversations continue over drinks

Venues and accessibility
You can find details of how to get to the Burton Taylor Studio by visiting Oxford Playhouse’s Your Visit page. Please note that the event will be split between the Burton Taylor Studio and Arts at the Old Fire Station which is a very short walk away.

The auditorium of the Burton Taylor Studio is accessed via two flights of stairs. However, a stair climber for wheelchair users is available; if you would like to use this facility please let us know at least 2 days in advance by calling Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305.

If you have any questions about Pitch Up, including any accessibility requirements you might have, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Richard from the house team.


Previous Pitch Up events

<EFF booklet COVER_online CanadaHub @ King’s Hall, 22 August 2017

Pitch Up OH cover_thumb Ovalhouse, 2 March 2017

 Gulbenkian, Canterbury Festival, 3 November 2016

Norwich Pitch Up The Garage, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 19 May 2016

cover thumbnail Roundabout, Brighton Festival, 8 May 2015

cover thumbnail Shoreditch Town Hall, 20 November 2014