A space for developmental work
We are currently piloting a new Studio programme designed to support artists in the early development of work.
In 1962 Michel Saint-Denis started the original RSC Studio as a space dedicated to the research and development of work, giving ideas air to breathe and room to fail safely, exploring the potential of projects and pushing the boundaries of the form.
The new RSC Studio programme is based in Stratford-upon-Avon and at our Clapham rehearsal rooms and provides established artists with the time and resources to support innovative approaches to Shakespeare, classical text, and new work.
The pilot builds on the experimental tradition which has always been at the heart of the company. Recent collaborations have included work with Luk Perceval, Adriano Shaplin, and companies as diverse as Filter, LAByrinth Theater Company, Anne Bogart's SITI Company, Told by an Idiot and Little Angel Theatre.
Our hope is that some of the work developed through the programme will reach the RSC stages in Stratford and London as well as smaller festival, touring and site-specific work. Work may find a home elsewhere having received initial support from us.
The support comes in various forms to suit the individual project and might include space and time (rehearsal or workshop spaces for a few days or weeks), money (financial support for fees and technical needs) or resource (creative and technical support).
Established artists and producers can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas and proposals (full submission guidelines can be downloaded below). We intend to be able to respond to these proposals within three months of receipt.
Download the RSC Studio submission guidelines