Artist Development

Theatre by the Lake is committed to supporting local artists from across the region, and we developed the Cumbrian Creatives Network to help us find, assist and celebrate local creative talent.

Whether you are a local aspiring theatre-maker at the beginning of your journey as an artist, or an experienced professional who grew up in the region, we want you to help us shape the future of TBTL.

So far we have supported artists to develop their ideas for our scratch night, Open Space, commissioned new writing from Cumbrian writers, offered platforming opportunities for local artists in connection with national companies such as English Touring Theatre, and met Cumbrian actors through our open auditions. We’ve also teamed up with various development networks across the country to offer training, networking and development opportunities for local directors and artists.

We regularly host opportunities for artists to come and discuss a project with us, ask for advice or just find out more about the Theatre, with our monthly Walk and Talks, and have a regular newsletter with a round up of local and national opportunities.

We have plenty more plans coming up. To receive information about future opportunities from Theatre by the Lake, plus useful resources from around the county, please sign up below.