Artists and Companies,

We want to commission 3 responsive and original new works to be streamed online in April 2020.

As a Theatre Company of Sanctuary we are always considering the ways we use our platform to foster an atmosphere of welcome, and how live work can make a real impact and the various creative forms we can use to reach a range of people.

We want you to create an exciting 20 minute (max) online performance/artwork for our communities in Sheffield, Bradford and Coventry.

Don’t worry about audiences - we’ll do that.

Don’t worry about marketing - we’ll do that.

Each selected artist/company will receive £300 and support from us to deliver your work to our audiences.


Please send us your expression of interest (a 60 second video or 300 words) to info@sbctheatre.co.uk by 10am Monday 30th March, telling us your idea and how you would make it happen. We will let everyone who applies know by Saturday 4th April.

If you have any questions please contact our Artistic Director Rosie MacPherson on info@sbctheatre.co.uk


Example commissions:

You may want to write some songs based on freedom of expression and invite audiences on Zoom to sing with you.

You may want to create a 1 minute animation, and discuss how you made it for 11 minutes via WhatsApp.

You might want to lead some new choreography to teach people in their living rooms on Skype.


This is an open call for artists/companies who work in any practice/discipline. We look forward to hearing from you!