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Under 5’s Commission

Cumbernauld Theatre seeks initial expressions of interest from a Theatre Company/Artistic Team interested in working alongside us to create a magical studio show for Under 5’s this Christmas 2017.

Cumbernauld Theatre has a long-established track record of creating exciting, visual, story-based family theatre on its main-stage each Christmas.

In 2015 ( with Fish&Game) and 2016 (with Elie Street Productions) Cumbernauld Theatre expanded its work for younger children at Christmas by commissioning a smaller studio show. This new show was designed especially for younger children, and their families, aged under 5.

Typically these smaller studio shows have had small cast sizes and lasted approximately 35 minutes. Productions typically run for 25-30 shows, with performances playing to a maximum  audience at each show of just 50.

For Christmas 2017, Cumbernauld Theatre is seeking initial Expressions of Interest from a Theatre Company (or Artistic Team such as a Writer/Director partnership) to create this year’s show:

Key Dates:

Rehearsal Period: TBC depending on agreement but likely 2.5 weeks in November 2017 leading to

Technical Period: Monday 4th December 2017

Opening Performance: Thursday 7th December 2017

Final Performance: Saturday 23rd December 2017


If you would like to be considered for this co-producing opportunity, then please submit your initial expression of interest by emailing us the following:

1.  Tell us a little bit about you/your Company and the work you’ve recently created for younger audiences…

2.  Outline the idea you have for the show – you don’t need a fully developed show proposal, you only need to say a little about your key characters or story idea

3.  Tell us how you’d plan to make the show – who might be involved and in what role/capacity etc.


The above information can be presented in any format you wish – you can send your CV’s or web-links if you wish, but in general if you think 2 sides of A4 should cover everything – then that’s the level of detail we need at this initial stage.

Cumbernauld Theatre will fully resource the Production within agreed budgets.

If you have a current production, or one you’ve made before you think suitable for Christmas that you would like to re-mount then tell us in a bit more detail about that show. There is no requirement that the production is an entirely new work and it can be based in part, or in full, on remounts or adaptations if you wish (but adaptations contingent on acquiring rights in the future are not eligible).


Email your Expression of Interest to:

Tuesday 18th April 2017 at 5pm.