Calling all artists

 Alba ny Logo JpegAlbany Theatre is launching an exciting new project for the summer and is offering opportunities to get involved.  Applications are invited from people over 60 with a personal story to tell, digital artists and creative performers aged between 16 and 25.



If you’re in your 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s or indeed your 100s and have a moment of your life story that you’d like to share, join your new community theatre for a special high tea at 4pm on 20 July.  While you’re enjoying cakes and sandwiches, you’ll meet a team of talented young actors, who will ask you questions about a special song that tells a wonderful sad, happy or extraordinary story from your past.  Every participant’s story will be performed on stage as well as filmed – making a perfect gift for your spouse, children or grandchildren.  It’s said that the past is a place that can never be visited but with the magic of theatre; who knows what is possible?


Digital artists

A team of talented digital artists with skills in film, photography or video is needed to create a visual/aural environment for performance.  This is a chance to show what you can do and add to your portfolio by working with young performers and professional writers and directors.  A budget of up to £100 will be available to successful applicants.  With your application, include a CV and describe your experience in up to 500 words.



The project is giving performers aged between 16 and 25 the chance to take part in a challenging, exciting summer school, working with leading directors and writers, from 25 to 30 August.  Successful applicants’ costs for the week are subsidised by Albany Theatre and will be £60, while a small number of bursaries will be available.  Auditions and interviews will be held on 10 and 11 May.  Include a passport-sized photo and a brief paragraph outlining any previous performance experience.

Applications to participate in this project should be made by 30 April, to Ms Alexandra Johnson, Albany Theatre, 53 The Butts, Coventry CV1 3BH or by email to