Shoplifting is what we’re calling our new Artist Development scheme at the Theatre Shop in Clevedon. And you’ll have noticed that Artist Development has got capital letters. That’s because it’s really important. 


So. Here’s what’s on offer. We’re looking for a theatre company/artist to come to the Theatre Shop and make a new show. Preferably one that will then go on tour and spread the word about how brilliant the Theatre Shop is. You’ll get up to 3 weeks rehearsal space in the shop, which is technically equipped, and a run of up to a week during our Spring 2018 season. You’ll also get mentoring from Theatre Shop’s partners and co-founders, Living Spit, who’ll be available night and day to cater for your every whim. You’ll also get two hundred and fifty quid to help with making the show.


We’re looking for companies/artists who have a strong connection with the South West in general and North Somerset in particular that want to make accessible, entertaining work for a wide audience. 


Entries have now closed for this year. Keep an eye out for next year's call!

Unit 5 Queens Square Clevedon BS21 6HX

Theatre Shop is in the pedestrianised square behind B&M Bargains, tucked between Superdrug and Boots.

We recommend parking in B&M Bargains car park and  walking across Queens Square where you'll find Theatre Shop.


Theatre Orchard and Living Spit met in 2012. Their eyes locked across a crowded room and they decided to get together and turn an empty shop into a theatre.

They named their bundle of joy “Theatre Shop”. It’s 5 years old this year and is now run by The Theatre Shop CIC, a brand new not-for-profit company.