Departure Point is a new and impressive 10 week training programme by Theatre Delicatessen for emerging theatre companies and collectives.

Aimed at theatre companies and collectives in the early stages of their careers, Departure Point offers an intensive course in the practical and producing aspects of making new performance, with an opportunity to develop a new piece of work. The programme offers a wide variety of workshops, led by industry professionals, to give an insight into the many different roles within the arts and to equip companies with the professional tools to become self-sufficient.

Departure Point will run from Theatre Delicatessen’s current home in Farringdon, London. 4 companies will have 10 weeks of access to rehearsal space to develop an artistic idea and a minimum of 30 workshops that will reflect its development. Workshops will range from group sessions to bespoke individual mentoring. Such workshops will include: Marketing, Producing, Budgeting, Funding, Technical Theatre, Stage Management, Website Development, Branding, Social Media, Press Releases and many more.

This free programme runs from 6th July for ten weeks and will culminate with a showing of work on the last night to a select audience. Workshops will be held at 2pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and rehearsal time/artistic mentoring will slot in around this, depending on each company’s availability.

Deadline for the programme is 1st June, and after completion of the application process companies shortlisted will be invited for an informal interview.

For more information and the application form please visit