July news from house

Welcome to the July instalment of the house newsletter. The past month has seen the house team finish the scheduling of the upcoming tours, announce several exciting new initiatives and further plan our trip to Edinburgh with the house venues. Here are some of the other projects that we’ll be working on the coming weeks;


house has been awarded £252,827 by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for a brand new three year initiative to test new theatre ideas.

This £420,000 programme is designed to support the development of new ideas that meet the ambitions of artists and audiences for exciting, contemporary theatre. Developed as a companion initiative to house, this new initiative aims to increase the number of communities that host the development of theatre and will invest in a programme of work that springs from the south east. To read more about greenhouse click here.

house recommission

We’ve recently announced our recommission award. This award is to remake and tour an existing production of contemporary theatre that is suitable for touring on the small to mid-scale for single night engagements.

recommission is a new idea for us. We will invest resources and support into a piece of work that has already been successfully produced and presented. This work might have toured, should probably have happened in the last three years and will need to demonstrate that the work was successfully received.

Last year’s house commission was awarded to Transport, who will be touring their adaptation of As You Like It to over twenty venues later this year.

To find out how to apply for recommission please visit the house website here.

Creative employment programme

We are pleased to confirm the successful outcome of our first consortium bid with the Creative Employment Programme. The scheme will enable 11 of our venues to offer 16 internships to 18-24 year olds receiving Job Seekers Allowance.

The six month internships, which will be advertised through local Job Centre Plus, will be placed at arts venues across the south east and east of England, including large regional organisations such as Brighton Dome and Farnham Maltings, smaller venues such as Reading’s South Street Arts and Creative Arts East, a rural touring scheme based in Suffolk and Norfolk.

house resources

The latest resources to be added to our website include;

A great five page guide on how to liaise with press and gain coverage for your event. Written by the house Press Officer, this guide would be helpful to both venues and companies seeking to increase their press coverage. Download the guide here.

A link to a website which explores British Sign Language for technical theatre terms. Have a look at the site here.


Other news

The opportunities section of our site is brimming with new jobs, events and commissions. Opportunities include;

  • Communications Officer & Theatre Administrator positions at Farnham Maltings. .


  • Assistant Producer & Manager positions at the Creative Foundation in Folkestone. 


  • DEvelop at Derby Theatre: Networking, workshops and panel discussion. 

house tours

Our latest round of house tours have now come to an end, and we’d like to thank all six companies who collaborated with us in presenting their productions throughout the east and south east regions.  If you missed it during the house tour, The Girl with the Iron Claws has five dates coming soon at the Arcola Theatre in London.