Open Call 

Following on from last year’s success, the Kensington + Chelsea Festival is back with Chelsea Theatre’s 18 Shows in July and August. We are inviting performers to an Open Call which is running until 28 May 2022.

Successful applicants will be invited to perform for one night only at Chelsea Theatre. The company will receive a flat net fee of between £500 and £1000 (based onproduction details and size of cast) and a 50% share of net Box Office total. The Box Office will be run on a strictly Pay-What-You-Want basis. Preference is given to new shows not previously performed in London.


Please send your proposal in a single PDF attachment that includes:

  • A concise statement outlining the show and target audience, flagging any elements such as nudity, trigger warnings etc (250 words max)
  • Examples of previous work if available: max 2 web links to video (no longer than 10 minutes. If works are sent in full, state a 5-10-minute excerpt to watch). Include passwords for private videos
  • A clearly outlined proposal of the performance, including cast size, duration, staging, technical and set requirements. See our technical specification
    to ensure your show will fit
  • Dates in July and August that the company could not perform

Initial selection is based on production feasibility and artistic quality. Further selection is a two-stage process by an initial curating team of theatre professionals and a final selection by a group of Estate Resident representatives.
Applicants must get-in, perform and get-out on the same day. Performances can be suitable for young people, families or adults (must be stated).

Submit your application via email:admin@chelsetheatre.org.uk
with the subject line:18 Shows – Open Call

DEADLINE 28 May 2022