A CIT opportunity

Scratch Night: Call for Theatre-Makers & Artists


SCRATCH NIGHT: Thursday 19th April @ 19:00 – 21:30
DEADLINE: Monday 12th March @ 17:00

Calling all North-West theatre-makers & artists!

We’re curating a showcase of bold & innovative work-in-progresses from emerging & established artists at our spring CIT Scratch Night. This is an open space to try out new, exciting ideas and stories – and get feedback on it in a warm and supportive environment. 

We are looking for up to 4 artists/companies who are making innovative new work to test up to 20 minutes in front of a live audience. This can be from any performance discipline – devised, new writing, spoken word, dance, cabaret etc. This work will be shared in our unique Chambers space on April 19th 2018.

We can offer half-day blocks of rehearsal space on the week leading up to the event per artist/company and get-in time on the day of the performance. We will feature each company on Waterside & CIT websites with a link to their own.

CIT (Creative Industries Trafford) is a non-profit artist development project and network with much of our work presented in our venue, Waterside. To find out more about our opportunities, join our mailing list by visiting creativeindustriestrafford.org


- Work has to be of a performative but of any genre
- Works should be a work-in-progress, no more than 20 minutes and with minimal tech requirements
- The performance space will be The Chambers at Waterside


Please send in a short description of the work you would like to present, what point the project is at in terms of development and a little more about yourself or company (no more than 1 sheet of A4 for written proposals or no more than 90 second in length for video proposals). Please also detail any access requirements & tech specification (as much as you can at this point) to Theatre Commissions Coordinator, Ross Carey at: commissions@watersidearts.org

DEADLINE: Monday 12th of March 2018 at 5pm

We will aim let all applicants know by Friday 16th March.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask Ross.