The Next Stage is open to national and international theatre and dance practitioners.

Over 18 immersive days participants are exposed to world-class art, talks with renowned directors, producers and artists and master-classes and workshops led by leading theatre-makers. Past workshop leaders and speakers include Gunilla Heilborn, Michael Keegan Dolan, Bruce Gladwin, David Greig, Enda Walsh, Tim Crouch, Ramin Gray, Kate Valk, Thomas Ostermeier, Ruth Little, Susannah Tresilian, and Ruwanthie de Chickera. The Next Stage also creates valuable opportunities for enriching engagement with visiting artists, with past programmes sparking successful artistic collaborations.

Participation in the 2017 programme is by application only, from 26 July.

Funded by the Arts Council Theatre Development Fund.

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