What is Underbelly Untapped?
Underbelly Untapped ran for the first time in 2016, when Underbelly selected 4 fantastic pieces of new writing to support. As part of this programme, Underbelly offer selected companies support, advice and mentoring to help present, produce, promote and market their shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the most successful way. 2016’s shows were:
- Blush by Charlotte Josephine (Winner: The Stage Edinburgh Award)
- Be Prepared by Ian Bonar
- JOAN by Lucy J Skilbeck (Winner: Scotsman Fringe First Award, The Stage Edinburgh Award, Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe)
- Nicole Henriksen is Makin it Rain by Nicole Henriksen
We are looking for innovative pieces of new writing, usually focusing on shows that fall into the theatre section of the Fringe brochure.
What we offer
A favourable venue rental deal
Extra marketing support, including an Underbelly Untapped flyer, sharing any favourable rates Underbelly have access to, or free if part of a media partnership.
A mention in Underbelly's intro double page spread in the Joint Venue Brochure at no cost.
Support from our marketing department, including them passing on any good opportunities they may hear of.
Bearing of any marketing costs up front by Underbelly, with costs deducted from your settlement at the end of the Fringe.
A technical operator for your show at no charge (usual cost £20+ vat per show)
To register your interest in being part of the Untapped programme, just indicate this on your application form here.