13th March Scratch Programme

Why Bother Keeping Things in Your Head Written and performed by Shirley Halse Everyone loves the internet. Everyone also feels they should open a bit less time on the internet. It’s the world’s greatest collection of human endeavour (and cat endeavour)…

October Scratch Night lineup

October 31st, 7.30pm, at the Old Fire Station, George St, Oxford. The Immigrant, by Chris Michael Chris Michael returns to try out another excerpt of his work in progress piece, inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s 1917 silent film of the same title.…

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About Us

Theatre Scratch Night is a collaboration between UnderConstruction Theatre Company and The Old Fire Station

Arisen out of the desire to share ideas and new work with audiences, producers and other theatre makers in the city of Oxford, UnderConstruction has developed a platform for artists, performers, writers and directors to share work in a theatre space.

Theatre Scratch was launched in July 2012, and happens in the theatre at The Old Fire Station three times per year.

The night will usually consist of three pieces performed with feedback given afterwards in an open forum discussion.

Apply Now!

Do you have an idea for a performance you want to try out? Come and present up to 15 minutes of a work in progress within a supportive environment.

All theatrical pieces are welcome. This could be a movement piece, a script extract, or improvised theatre that you want to experiment with. We have had seated readings, staged readings, and more fully rehearsed performances.

The only prerequisite is that you wish to receive thoughtful feedback from audiences on a number of questions about the piece posed by you when applying. These questions will be presented to the audience on the night and a member of UnderConstruction Theatre company will facilitate their feedback.

Fill in an Application Form on the individual scratch listing pages here.

For more information email info@underconstructiontheatre.com.

Applications close approximately one month before the night.

Important Dates.

Come and see bite sized chunks of exciting new developments in Oxford’s theatre scene and get the chance to give artists your feedback.

2018/2019 Dates. All at 7.30pm, in the theatre at OFS:

  • Tuesday 25th September 2018
  • Wednesday 27th March 2019
  • Wednesday 5th June 2019
  • Wednesday 30th October 2019

Book tickets here.

Or £5 on the door.

Free to Crisis Skylight members.