Black Theatre Live


Book for the emanate showcase, Oxford

5 March 2018

emanate is supported by Arts Council England and by OTM with further support from Oxford City Council Culture Fund.

It is a chance for you to see work from six diverse and exciting professional theatre companies in one place in one day and to network with industry colleagues known and new. We already have some thirty delegates signed up from professional venues and touring networks  around the country, producers and ACE.

The six presenting companies represent some of the most fresh and original theatre across Oxfordshire and were chosen by a panel of venue chief execs and programmers. They are: Mandala Theatre Company, UnderConstruction Theatre, Justice in Motion, Kuumba Nia Arts, Chris Michael Company and Human Story Theatre.

Their work encompasses physical theatre, visual theatre, dance, work with social justice and social care at its heart, contemporary themes, real life stories - and darn good theatre. All the companies are committed to audience development and work closely with venues and local organisations to engage audiences. All work is ready to tour from Autumn 2018.

More information on the companies is attached.

Things you need to know:

DATE: Thursday 29 March 2018

TIME: 10.30am - 6pm (presentations are 11am -4.30pm with an opportunity for networking at the end)

VENUE: The Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ. The Old Fire Station is a five minute walk from Oxford mainline railway station with its links to London Paddington and Marylebone, Newcastle and Manchester via Birmingham New Street, and Southampton, Bournemouth and the west via Reading.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

COST: The day is FREE but spaces are limited so please do register to come asap to secure yours.

The companies will present about their work in general and then perform a fifteen minute extract from their ready to tour piece. There will also be presentations from venues and lots of opportunity for networking.

Delegates include venue directors and programmers, producers, rural touring representatives, funding partners and arts officers. You'll get the chance to hear from, and talk with colleagues known and new, and bounce around ideas. As well as see companies you know and might not have seen before - and hopefully start lots of fruitful conversations.

If you'd like to register yourself for a place please contact EMMA DOLMAN.