Performance Opportunities

We curate a year-round programme of events to share your performance ideas with your peers and industry colleagues including Scratch nights, work in progress performances and the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival Opening Weekend. 

Scratch events are excellent opportunities to try out new ideas, and take a risk with an audience of peers and likeminded folks. The audience for these events are artists and industry colleagues and not children and families. This allows more freedom to risk very new ideas but does mean some things don’t work without the intended audience.

Work in progress opportunities usually happen through Ideas Exchange (an annual event for sharing new works in progress for young audiences) and at Imaginate Festival.

The Opening Weekend is a 2-day event each May with opportunities for artists to share new performance ideas, walkabout characters and other suitable content with family audiences at the National Museum of Scotland.

There is a call out and application process for all of these opportunities apart from the Imaginate Festival works in progress which we curate one or two pieces each year.