Get Involved

Get Involved

Get to know us

 
Seeing a show at The Bunker is the best possible way to start engaging with us, and to learn what we’re about as a venue
 
If expense is a barrier, check out our £10 U30s tickets for all performances or get in touch with us directly. You can check out What's On at the Bunker HERE.
 

Invite us to a show

 
We rarely work with completely first-time theatremakers and producers, so we love to get to know you through something you’ve worked on.
 
Email [email protected] letting us know what stage is the work you are inviting us to is at, and tell us why you are inviting us: to transfer a show, to share a piece in progress you’d like to premiere at The Bunker, to make us familiar with your work or to ask for our feedback?
 
As we do not routinely cast productions which appear at The Bunker, we do not have the resources to attend invitations from actors at the current time.
 
Consider hiring our space for rehearsals / research and development / sharings! More information, including technical specifications of the venue, can be found HERE.
 

Tell us about your project

 
We are not in a position to read unattached/self-produced scripts with a view to programming but we are keen to get to know you and your collaborators.
 
If you are a producer, a company, or a director with a project we’d love to hear from you, whether there is a script in place or not.
 
We encourage early career writers and directors to consider short form work with producers like: Pint-Sized, Monday Club, Flux Theatre, Amplified Theatre, Play Time and PLAY, all of which have produced nights at The Bunker.
 
We also encourage writers to get feedback and development support from new writing theatres: Theatre 503, Royal Court, The Bush, Finborough, Hampstead amongst others, which have script submission windows and writer groups.
 

Pitch us your work 

 
ONE-OFF SHOWS
 
Throughout the year, we curate a programme of single-night shows by visiting companies and producers. 
 
Whether it’s a short play night, a poetry night, dance, an EP launch, installation a comedy show, new work or an Edinburgh Fringe preview, these are always performances that can be adapted to be presented on another production’s set and lighting rig. 
 
Normally taking place on a Sunday or a Monday depending on the ‘dark day’ of a main house show, companies are offered eight hours of supervised technical rehearsal on the day followed by an evening performance. 
 
Producers present and market their show – while the Bunker run ticketing online and on the door (for £1.20 per ticket management fee) and offers social media and technical theatre support. 
 
The hire deal (guaranteed until August 2018) is based on the Bunker taking a first call on net ticket fees of £500, after which producers keep the remainder. 

See our website for an idea of ticket prices which are agreed between producers and The Bunker.
 
Shorter runs (consecutive Sundays/Mondays, 2/3 night runs or one-week engagements) are a rare possibility. If you're an emerging company, you may benefit from our Breaking Out opportunity below. 
 
To pitch a one-off show, get in touch with as much information about your show as possible at [email protected] (subject: “One-off Show Proposal”). Please do not contact us solely to enquire about dates and availability.
 
MAIN SHOWS 
 
Our curated programme of 3-5 week main shows are mostly produced by visiting companies and producers, and are programmed between 4 months and one year ahead.
 
The financial deal for these engagements are also based on a guarantee against tickets sales and our standard ticketing management fee.
 
Along with the main hire deal, ticketing, marketing and social media support, we can offer reduced rates on rehearsal space, and 
 
To pitch a show, get in touch with as much information about your show as possible at [email protected] (subject: “Main Show Proposal”). Please do not contact us solely to enquire about dates and availability. 
 

Other Opportunities

 
BREAKING OUT
 
A new opportunity for companies who are looking for something between a one-off show and a main house commitment, Breaking Out offers six companies, eight performances across a single month with additional press and marketing support, mentoring and a reduced guarantee against ticket sales. You can check out this year's cohort of Breaking Out companies HERE, and watch our newsletter and social media for an announcement about the project in 2019. 
 
BUNKER WITHOUT BORDERS 
 
Bunker Without Borders is an ongoing multidisciplinary project curated by the Bunker team and some of our creative collaborators.
 
If you are a creator of short work – whether spoken word, music, dance or theatre - about the borders you face in your life or what a world without borders would look like, feel like and sound like, get in touch with [email protected] (subject “Bunker Without Borders”) to let us know that you’d like to be considered for the next edition of Bunker Without Borders.
 
POST SHOWS 
 
We love to follow our shows with brief multidisciplinary events – whether relevant brief talks, spoken word performances, music, dance or theatre – email. If you have something that might be suitable for a specific Bunker show, do get in touch with [email protected] (subject “Post Show”).
 
RESIDENT COMPANIES
 
We announced in January 2018 that two companies, Damsel Productions and Pint-Sized Plays had become our Resident Companies in recognition of their repeated engagement with us, and our future plans. They make up a core part of the team of our associates who attend and consider work that is pitched to the Bunker. For more information see HERE.