Everything I Am by Natasha Brown © Ali Wright
Everything I Am by Natasha Brown © Ali Wright


Artist development is central to everything we do at CPT. We’re not a theatre that does a bit of artist support on the side. It’s our priority, and our public programme of work springs from it.

By artist development we mean supporting early-career artists to make innovative work, helping them establish themselves artistically and structurally, offering them advice, programming their work creatively and finding them an audience – and (not least) giving them a community to be part of and a place to call home. The types of development support we offer include:

  • structured schemes in which to develop new work to full production
  • seed commission funds, including several for artists of colour
  • free rehearsal space
  • dramaturgical support and mentoring
  • fundraising support
  • discount or free tickets to CPT shows
  • opportunities to become involved in the life of our theatre
  • associate artist scheme
  • fees for performances and contributions towards travel and accommodation

To make a donation directly towards our artist development programmes, please click on the button below.