The Belgrade Theatre is committed to providing a range of opportunities to develop the theatre talent of the future.

These range from creative writing courses to Trainee Assistant Director posts, Youth Theatres to Apprenticeships. We post information about these programmes here on our website and on social media, so make sure you’re following us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.


In 2015 we established our Springboard initiative, to support early stage artists and companies to develop to the next chapter of their careers. Through this initiative we provide training opportunities, such as paid Trainee Assistant Director posts, as well as office space, mentoring, communications and fundraising support to our Springboard companies to help with the delivery of their productions and events.

Our current Springboard companies are: Richard & Rishard, Radical Body, Maokwo, Underground Lights and Gertrude.

Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a free 10 week playwriting programme run at the Belgrade Theatre aimed at writers aged 18+ from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Previous participants have gone on to have their plays work-shopped or performed as a rehearsed reading with professional actors.

Keep checking back for details of the next opportunity to apply for Critical Mass.