Artistic Policy

Kiln Theatre produces world-class British and international theatre that reflects the exceptional diversity of its local community. We intend to make theatre for everyone, and in doing so, uncover our shared humanity.

Through scale of opportunity, commitment to talent and telling human stories, we want to ensure a rich range of perspectives on Kiln Theatre’s stage now, and for the future.

Kiln Theatre stages around eight productions per year in our flexible and unique theatre. Our programming consists predominantly of work commissioned specifically for this theatre and produced by Kiln Theatre’s artistic team, as well as additional work which is programmed in collaboration with our national or international partners.

Kiln Theatre has recently collaborated with the National Theatre, Sundance Theatre Lab, Complicite, Birmingham Rep, Tiata Fahodzi, Paines Plough, Liverpool Everyman, Eclipse Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal and Plymouth Theatre Royal, amongst others.

Playwrights produced at Kiln Theatre in 2015/16 include Ayad Akhtar, Florian Zeller, Lolita Chakrabarti, Patrick Barlow, Moira Buffini, Marcus Gardley, April De Angelis and John Hollingworth.

Script Submissions

  • As we do not have a literary department, we do not have the resources to read unsolicited scripts.
  • If you would like to invite us to see your production or to attend a reading/workshop, please contact us at Please note that we receive a very high volume of invitations so there may be some delay to our response – while we try to see as much as we can, our resources are limited.
  • We encourage you to familiarise yourself with Kiln Theatre’s work by coming to see our shows or reading work that we have recently produced.