Small Scale Commercial Investment
In June 2019, Stage One launched it’s new investment scheme; the Small Scale Commercial Investment to support producers as they approach their (perhaps) first off West End production. The aim is to be able to support a wider range of productions and to help producers create more commercially viable work and increase their pool of investors. We can offer to invest in smaller scale productions (not West End Venues) that fit the following guidelines.
The maximum investment Stage One can offer is £20,000 and capped at 30% of the capitalisation – all applications must be received 4 weeks before the first rehearsal.
Please note that we are not able to invest in Edinburgh Fringe Shows or shows performing internationally and Producers who have received Stage One Investment for a West End production are precluded from applying. If you have been awarded a Stage One bursary, you are still eligible to apply.
The decision whether to invest in a production is made by a committee made up of active producers, at their discretion the guidelines may be varied depending on the individual circumstances of any production.
In order to apply you must read through the Small Scale Commercial Investment Guidelines. If your production is eligible please download an application form and email to Louise Goodman at [email protected]
For investment in West End productions please see our Commercial Investment Guidelines.
Recent investments include:
Mother of Him at Park Theatre in October 2019
SHIDA at the Vaults Theatre in September 2019
Snow Queen at Park Theatre in December 2019
Lipstick at Southwark Playhouse in March 2020