HOMEGROWN - a place for artists

Platform8 is a place for artists to be supported to explore new performance projects, through workshops, residencies, commissions, mentoring and networking. 

Events are listed below - come along, say hello, and help us shape a stronger network of theatre-makers in Peterborough.

Homegrown: Season Two

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Homegrown (& Scratch) with House.

10am-4.30pm, Weds, 8 March

The Key Theatre


This training day, led by an expert from HOUSE, will break down marketing into individual components including design and print, copywriting, content creation, social media and creating a marketing pack.

Suited to artists or companies who have already put on events in professional venues, been to a festival such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe or booked a tour but who want to improve their knowledge and practice. The key takeaways will be exercises that can be employed when you don’t have much time to market your event.

house, is a venue network of over 180 venues across the south east which tours 12-15 productions per year, will facilitate the day, contribute their expertise and encourage peer-to-peer learning throughout.

Training to be led by house marketing co-ordinat0r nadia niesterowicz-Newstead

Training to be led by house marketing co-ordinat0r nadia niesterowicz-Newstead


Cost: £10 deposit, redeemable against a ticket for Bucket List in Peterborough via code given on the day.

Smoke & Mirrors at The Green Backyard

Network (& Scratch)

5-8pm, The Key Theatre

A chance to network and test your ideas with others. Networking, food, and works-in-progress.

Do you have an idea you want to discuss in a networking meeting?  Or a workshop model you want to test on others?  Or a work-in-progress you want to scratch with some technical support in a black-box theatre? 

Please get in touch with a proposal which includes:

- contact name and contact details

- name of your proposal

- no more than 200 words describing the work your want to develop (less is fine.)

- what support you ideally need (NB we are not a grant giving body)

- the difference the opportunity would make


Enquiries: talk@jumpeduptheatre.com

Meanwhile… a radio play project

 7.30pm, Mon 13th March £5

The Undercroft, Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough

Lamphouse Theatre presents an evening of short radio plays by local writers. Watch the plays performed on stage by professional actors with a live soundscape created by a foley artist. The plays are inspired by the themes of hometown, running away and takeover, and the playwrights were mentored by BBC Radio 4 writer Julie Mayhew.

This performance is part of a wider project which includes Peterborough Regional College students working with professional actors and a sound designer. They will record the plays which will be presented on local radio later in the year.

The plays were selected from open submissions by a panel of industry professionals.

A Homeland Shadow by John Shields

Four Years For Screeching by Becky Owen-Fisher

Silence by Renae Brook

Sitting Here by Di Fox

Three Witches of Parotee by Jasmine Bennett 

Lamphouse Theatre in partnership with Peterborough Regional College and Peterborough Presents.

Homegrown: Season Two

KATE MARSH & wELLY o'bRIEN in residence

KATE MARSH & wELLY o'bRIEN in residence

& Wild

Dancers, Kate Marsh and Welly O'Brien, funded by Unlimited Impact, have been in residence at The Green Backyard (see the Blog.) 

Their response to this much-loved community garden has been captured in a short-film, Resilience

Photo credit: Tom davis

Photo credit: Tom davis

Smoke & Mirrors

Our sell-out bonfire night festival of performance was full of laughter, fires and spectacle.

Many thanks to Lamphouse Theatre, Juggling Inferno, Sue Shields (and assistants), Maniere Des Bohemians, PRC music students, Conrad Murray, Lung Theatre, Front Seat Media and The Green Backyard, and all the brilliant volunteers for a brilliant, unforgettable night.