Artist Co-op

Cast Artist Co-op is a free membership for local artists, creatives and individuals. We meet regularly to discuss opportunities, make connections, and share ideas.


What’s Included

  • Regular Artist Hangouts, where a guest theatre company/Artist will share their practise, journey and experience with the group
  • 1-2-1 surgery style meet ups with Cast’s Associate Producer
  • Free and discounted tickets to Cast shows in both our theatre spaces.
  • 10% off in Cast’s Café Bar
  • Free newsletter with funding and creative opportunities
  • Creative Professional Development opportunities in areas such as fundraising, touring, marketing and audience development 


Artist Hangouts

The next Artist Hangout will be: Tuesday 11th June at 6pm @ Cast Theatre

A brilliant local network of artists who meet regularly to discuss opportunities, make connections, and share ideas. Each hangout, we have a guest theatre company or artist who shares their practice, journey and experiences with the group.

Book your space here and £5 ticket to see 'The Listening Room'

6-7pm : Conversation in the Nook bar with Guest Speaker Gary Lyons Playwright and MA Lecturer  

7:15pm : Performance - ‘The Listening Room’ Second Space

Crowded Room’s production of ‘The Listening Room’ is a stirring exploration of life, death and justice, The Listening Room features the true stories of five people whose lives have been transformed by a violent crime. The focus of this hangout will be exploring themes around personal experience lead work and working with participants and real stories to shape the narrative of work. We will be joined by Playwright and Lecturer Gary Lyon’s who specialises in script development and creative writing.

At Cast we aim to meet and work with as many local artists as possible and be inclusive and accessible to everyone.  


Artist/Creatives Open Day @ Cast 

Friday 14th & Sat 15th June

Cast Theatre Drama & Dance spaces

The open day is a brilliant opportunity to collaborate with other artists and try out any ideas you have for a piece of work.

Across 2 days, we have 2 rehearsal spaces available at Cast to host groups of creatives to work together and get involved in mini Research & Development sessions. Come along to as many sessions as you like.

Friday 14th June

Session one 10am-2pm

Session two 2pm-6pm

Session three - 6-9pm

 Saturday 15th June

Session one 2pm-6pm

Session two 6pm-8pm

To get involved please email Rosie Clark (Your: name, art form, preferred session(s), a short bio and if you have an idea you want to explore a brief description)


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Upcoming Artist Hangouts