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Edinburgh National Partnership 2024

Edinburgh National Partnerships Programme 2024

Pitlochry Festival Theatre is delighted to be working with the Pleasance Theatre as part of their Edinburgh National Partnerships programme to support one Scottish artist or company who wants to take work to Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2024.

The Pleasance is working with partner theatres across the UK to identify and support exceptional artists and companies local to them who want to take work to the Fringe. Each partner is a leading national producing house, with a commitment to supporting and developing new artists.

For 2024, Pitlochry Festival Theatre is delighted to be one of the partner organisations alongside York Theatre Royal, Bristol Old Vic, Leicester Curve, Manchester HOME, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Eden Court Inverness, Sherman Theatre Cardiff and Lyric Belfast.

Following on from supporting three wonderful Scottish artists, Lila Clements (Look No Hands) in 2021, Eve Nicol (Svengali) in 2022, Glenna Morrison  (Guffy) in 2023, we will be working with The Pleasance to identify dynamic artists at different stages in their careers, with the primary aim of the scheme to uncover and support the best companies and artists from Scotland, and across the UK, to present work at the Fringe.

To apply for the Pitlochry Festival Theatre opportunity, see details below:


What do you get?

  • Guaranteed inclusion in the Pleasance’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival programme.
  • £2000 financing towards the costs of presenting your show at the Fringe.
  • PR delivered by Michelle Mangan.
  • A package of marketing and advertising to support your show specific campaign.
  • Edinburgh Fringe registration fee covered.
  • One-week minimum of in-kind rehearsal and development space at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
  • Support offering accessible performances as part of your Fringe run.
  • Mentorship, support and advice from both Pitlochry Festival Theatre and The Pleasance leading up to, and during the Fringe.
  • A programming option in our London transfer season following the Fringe.
  • Support to build new touring relationships.

How to apply?
Please send the following details by Monday 29 January at 5pm:
We are happy to accept written responses or video/audio applications for applicants who would prefer non-written methods of expression.

  • Basic information (company/artist name, show title, primary contact & details) – up to 500 words / up to 2 mins video/audio
  •  Information about the artist/company and their show including what stage of development it is – up to 500 words / up to 2 mins video/audio
  •  Who the target audience is for the show and why – up to 500 words / up to 2 mins video/audio
  • Why you are interested in performing at the Edinburgh Fringe and confirmation that the Is the show available to perform for the full festival (31st July – 26th August 2024) – up to 500 words / up to 2 mins video/audio
  • Why is this opportunity important for you and your development – up to 300 words / up to 2 mins video/audio
  • Up to 3 links to supplementary material in support of your application (this could include videos/trailers of previous work, R&D footage, scripts/excerpts, images)

Application Schedule

Deadline for Applications: Mon 29 Jan 2024 5pm

Interviews: 5 February 2024

Please see the Pleasance website  for more details.

If you have any questions about the opportunity or the application, please contact Deborah by email