Tue 4 October 2022


Tuesday 4 October 2022


2pm – 6pm (with drinks until 7.30pm)




Workshops & Learning


Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT


This October, the STAMP (Supporting Theatre Artists and Makers of Performance) network is bringing back its not-to-be-missed annual event for new, early, and mid-career artists: STAMP Connects.

STAMP Connects breaks down barriers between independent artists and the organisations who exist to support them. As in previous years, it will feature panel discussions with a variety of programming, producing and commissioning theatres. At our ‘marketplace’, ticket holders can also meet, chat and build relationships with over 25 London-based arts organisations, including the Young Vic, BAC, Pleasance, and VAULT Festival.

STAMP Connects is an opportunity to tell venues and organisations what you think and what you need – and to gain an understanding of how those organisations and venues can support you and your work.

Organisations confirmed so far for the marketplace are: Arcola, Arts Depot, Barbican, Blue Elephant, Camden Peoples Theatre, The Cockpit, Fuel, Kings Head, Little Angel, Old Diorama, Omnibus Theatre, Pleasance, Riverside Studios, Shoreditch Town Hall, Streatham Space Project, Tamasha, Theatre Deli, VAULT Festival, Young Vic (Creators Programme)

Plus more to be announced! Check back soon for the full programme.


Check out the video from STAMP Connects 2020:

Credit: Rosie Powell

STAMP 2022 Timetable
Image Credit

2pm – 2.15pm – Assembly Hall

Welcome and Introduction by Ellie Browning and Kaya (CPT)

2.15pm - 3pm in The Old Servery Room – Programming Insights

Peter Moreton (Artistic Director at Applecart Arts), Marie McCarthy (Artistic Director at Omnibus Theatre), and James Haddrell (Artistic Director at Greenwich Theatre)

2.30pm - 3.15pm in The Mayor’s Parlour Room - Programming Festivals

Amy Clare Tasker (Creative Producer at The Cockpit), Bec Martin (Head of Programming at VAULT Festival), and Cath Mattos (Producer of Wandsworth Arts Fringe festival)

2.30pm – 3.30pm in the Large Committee Room – Freelancing in a Cost-Of-Living Crisis

Beth Watson (founder of Bechdel Theatre)

3.15pm - 4pm in The Medium Committee Room – Studios and Spaces to Make

David Ralf (Executive Director at Theatre Deli), and Daniel Pitt (Creative Director & Chief Executive at the Old Diorama Arts Centre).

3.45pm – 4.45pm in the Large Committee Room – Demystifying ACE DYCP Grants

Beth Sitek (a queer, freelance live arts producer)

4.15pm - 5pm in The Mayor’s Parlour Room - Programming work for children and families

Peter Glanville (Artistic Director of Polka Theatre), and Oliver Hymans (Puppet Maker & Director at Little Angel Theatre)

5pm – 6pm in the Large Committee Room – Demystifying ACE Project Grants

Alistair Wilkinson (Creative Director of WoLab)

5.15pm - 6pm in The Old Servery Room  - Programming Insights

Brian Logan (Artistic Director at Camden People's Theatre), Ellie Browning (Head of Cultural Programme at Shoreditch Town Hall), and Valentina Vela (Artist Support Programme Producer at ArtsAdmin)

6pm – 7.30pm – Assembly Hall, Front Room Bar

Drinks reception


STAMP is a group of venues and organisations based in London who support and produce new theatre and performance work. STAMP's mission is practical collective action to improve the ways in which artists are supported by our organisations and the industry, and are valued in society more widely.

The Actors Centre, The Albany, Almeida Theatre, Applecart Arts, Arcola Theatre, Artsadmin, artsdepot, Battersea Arts Centre, Barbican Centre, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Blue Elephant Theatre, The Bunker, Bush Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, China Plate, Donmar Warehouse, Finborough Theatre, Fuel Theatre, Gate Theatre, GLYPT, Graeae, Hackney Showroom, Improbable, Jacksons Lane, Little Angel Theatre, National Theatre, New Diorama Theatre, The Old Red Lion, Omnibus Theatre, The Old Vic, Ovalhouse, Park Theatre, Penned in the Margins, Pleasance, Poplar Union, The Queer House, Rich Mix, Riverside Studios, Shoreditch Town Hall, Soho Theatre, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Streatham Space Project, Talawa, Tamasha, Theatre Delicatessen, Theatre503, Unicorn Theatre, VAULT Festival, The Yard, Yellow Earth and Young Vic.

Lead image by James Berry

Pictures from STAMP Connects 2018 (credit: Alex Rumford)

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