Coming up


Applications for our Spring/Summer 2020 Season are now open!
Please read this page and the guidelines before submitting your application.

Tell me more…

Every season Lakeside Theatre invites proposals from current and former UoE students to make shows for our Studio Theatre as part of our Homegrown Shows programme.

Since 2013 we’ve encouraged students and alumni to form companies and enabled them to direct, produce and technically manage over 20 small scale productions in our black box studio space. Due to high demand and popularity, we’re now expanding this programme and there are up to 4 slots on offer in each season.

Lakeside Theatre Studio Shows are awarded by application and all forms are downloadable at the foot of this page.

Who can apply?

All University of Essex Students and Alumni are eligible to apply. If you want to produce your own show in the Studio we would like to hear from you.

What we’re looking for

  • Productions that will inspire and excite our audiences.
  • Shows that will contribute to the cultural conversation on campus.

Deadline for submissions

Friday 15 Nov at 5pm.

Download the forms below to complete your application



Any questions?