About

Theatre Delicatessen exists to support theatremakers
and artists in the creation of their work.

Circumference present Shelter Me Photo Credit: ©Richard Davenport 2015, Richard@rwdavenport.co.uk, 07545642134

The main way in which we do this is by working with commercial property owners to make use of empty buildings where we create artistic hubs. These house performance spaces, rehearsal rooms, offices, studios and workshops that we open up for theatrical, artistic and charitable use.

Our main focus is on supporting emerging theatremakers working at the cutting edge of theatre practice, particularly those working in non-traditional forms – whether that be through exploring the nature of the theatrical space, immersive experiences, game-playing, live art or other manifestations of performance which cross boundaries and defy definition.

History

In 2009, four young theatremakers to set up Theatre Delicatessen and look for new ways to develop and stage work.

Originally conceived to develop experiential performance in non-traditional venues, the company recognised that for our own art to thrive, we needed to support our partners and collaborators – from designers to carpenters – as much as the artists working directly on each project.

Our main focus is on supporting emerging theatremakers working at the cutting edge of theatre practice, particularly those working in non-traditional forms – whether that be through exploring the nature of the theatrical space, immersive experiences, game-playing, live art or other manifestations of performance which cross boundaries and defy definition.

In doing so, the Theatre Delicatessen team have built a strong understanding of what artists need at each stage of their career, and provided the framework for targeted development programmes.

Thanks to this innovative approach Theatre Delicatessen has been acknowledged a one of Britain’s leading supporters of the next generation of theatremakers, and in February 2011 led to The Observer heralding the company as one of the “Bright Young Things Changing British Theatre”.

© Theatre Delicatessen 2015. All rights reserved “Theatre Delicatessen” is the trading name of CurvingRoad Ltd | 17 The Moor, Sheffield, S1 4PF Registered company in England and Wales 06114448 | Registered charity 1121987 | VAT 136759187