Following a competitive process, Southwark Council has appointed us, Theatre Peckham, to transform the way the performance space is used during 2023-24, refreshing its purpose as a designated platform for emerging artists to develop their creative ideas, practice and strengthen community connections.
Following in the footsteps of The Albany, who successfully managed and programmed the theatre space for 11 years, TP will be providing the opportunity for creatives of all kinds to upskill themselves and attract paid opportunities – a key tenet for a thriving cultural sector. Independent creatives will benefit from artist mentorship programmes, support with funding applications, production and marketing.
Over the next year, Theatre Peckham will bring forward a creative vision that comprises:
- Incubate – free research and development opportunities for Southwark-based creatives
- Gifted Weeks – free rehearsal space for artists performing in Peckham Fringe and Young, Gifted & Black
- London Calling – affordable rehearsal space hire for non-Southwark based companies
- Community Hub – local community group hires.
We can’t wait to further expand our mission to inspire artistic excellence, illuminate young voices and encourage social change.