The Cockpit is a Theatre of Ideas & Disruptive Panache. These are not just some words that we thought sounded cool, they actually mean something to us. The aim is to nurture debate, provocative theatre, and risky new work, with commissions, opportunities, and events designed to work with and encourage theatre-makers who have something to say.
A membership for artists, performers, writers, directors or theatre-makers aged 18 to 26. Vanguard provides members with discounts on everything that we do and have here.
More information: thecockpit.org.uk/Vanguard
Rehearsed readings that anyone with a piece of new writing can apply for.
More information: thecockpit.org.uk/NewStuff
Theatre In The Pound
A scratch night of new drama, writing, cabaret and all things theatrical, helping artists develop their work with support and feedback.
More information: thecockpit.org.uk/Pound
We run and host a variety of classes focusing on a range of skills.
More information: thecockpit.org.uk/Classes
Daytimes in the theatre bar, providing freelancers, freeloaders, and artists alike with free wifi, meeting space, and cheap coffee.
More information: thecockpit.org.uk/Earlies
Evenings of free live performance, with a few open mic slots, in our theatre bar.
More information: thecockpit.org.uk/Lates
Apply to take part in one of our regular festivals, such as:
If you have any questions about any of the above or how you can Get Involved, please drop an email to Involvedthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk