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The Lunchbox

Lunchtime creative skill sharing and development workshops

The Lunchbox is a regular facilitated in-person or online session open to theatre artists of all disciplines (writers, performers, composers, lyricists, theatre makers…) with an interest in developing their practice or a specific project, with the support, experience and skill set of other artists.


If you have an idea or new work in development that you are interested in workshopping, want to test out new material in an informal context, or you are interested in collaborating with those that do, we would love for you to join us.


Each session will be facilitated to meet the specific needs of the group, and creates an opportunity to explore new work, inform each other’s processes, network, and benefit from diverse approaches and experiences.

Developing new projects can often feel as if you are working in your own ‘bubble’.

You may be struggling with feeling the need to develop work to a particular stage before inviting other bodies on board, or the pressure to be hired on a job before getting to stretch certain creative muscles and explore working relationships.


The Lunchbox aims to create an informal opportunity where ideas can be experimented with at any stage, however early, and provide the bodies, feedback and input you are looking for to move your work forward.

Upcoming Sessions


Thursday 6th June, 11.00 - 1.00


Thursday 27th June, 11.00 - 1.00



Thursday 18th July, 11.00 - 1.00




More dates to be added soon. Please subscribe to our mailing list to be kept informed.




Costs and Booking:

Places are limited so advanced booking is advised.

£10.50 In-person

£8.50 Online


Will there be a piano available?

If you need a piano for the in-person sessions please let us know when you book and we'll sort it!


I’m a musical theatre writer and composer and want to try out a few songs, is this the right place?

Absolutely! We would hope to have at least a few singers in each session who may be able to support you (although this can't be guaranteed of course), or if you’re performing yourself the group can provide feedback and we can facilitate some development work in addition. (We can also send songs to other participants in advance!)


I’m a performer, what will I get out of the session?

Working with writers and theatre makers at the early stages of developing work demands specific creative skills, imagination and versatility. The Lunchbox provides a great workout for flexing your muscles in these areas, being challenged, receiving feedback and meeting artists for potential future collaborations.


I have an idea for a piece I would like to develop but haven’t started working on it yet, could I bring it to a session?

Definitely! We can facilitate ways that the group can help you explore the idea further and give you a clearer foundation to begin building upon.


I can only make half the time – can I still join the session?

Please let us know if you can’t make the full session and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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