Scratch Night


Our Scratch Nights are relaxed and friendly evenings for local performers from the East Anglian region to try out new work in front of an audience. This might be short scenes from plays, comedy, music, spoken word, movement, drag, poetry etc.


Next Scratch Night: Tuesday 11th July 2023, 7.30pm at The New Wolsey Theatre

We are looking for artists aged 16+ to present 10-15 minutes of a work-in-progress in the relaxed setting of our Café-Bar. This is a great opportunity to workshop a piece which may be in the early stages of development and receive feedback from an audience (we will provide feedback forms for each act and facilitate a post-show discussion).

This scratch night is also a chance to network and develop conversations with professional performance makers as part of the Suffolk Theatre Professionals Network.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for artists to push the boundaries of their creativity, to try, fail and try again, and to interrogate their ideas and those of others within a supportive network of peers.


Each performance should:


We provide:


How to Apply:

Click here to complete our application form.

Applications close Monday 19th June, 10am. We aim to let you know the outcome of your application by end of day Friday 23rd June.

We are strong advocates of diversity and inclusion and are open to all.

If you need any assistance in accessing this application form, would like to submit an application in a different format, e.g. over the phone, via video, or have any queries please contact Rachel Fitzgerald, Creative Communities Producer (Projects):


Phone: 01473 295 930