The Marlowe


We are always on the hunt for fantastic opportunities for you to get involved creatively at The Marlowe or at other organisations in the local community and across the country.

Here we’ve gathered together some opportunities in the coming months. Keep an eye out as we’ll update this page as often as we can.

Pantomime juvenile auditions

The Marlowe and Evolution Productions are looking for young female performers to take part in this year’s pantomime.

Auditions for Cinderella are being held in The Studio from 9.30am on Saturday 8 September. Girls should be aged between nine and 15 (inclusive on 1 September) and be able to commit to the production from the start of rehearsals until the end of the run (8 November to 6 January).

The auditions will last two hours, but those who are successful may be asked to stay longer. No food or drink other than water should be brought, and comfortable clothes and soft/dance shoes worn. Please see the auditions page for more information.

Writer call out

We are looking for a writer to join our line up for the very first annual Marlowe Roar showcase on Friday 18 January 2019. We are looking for plays that are written for four actors or less, and with a maximum running time of one hour. The subject can be of your choosing. For more information, please download our project brief.

To apply, please submit an electronic version of your play to our creative team by 9am on Monday 27 August.

The Marlowe Bursary Fund

The Marlowe Theatre Development Trust can offer a bursary for the Youth Theatre or Dance Company for young people between the age of eight and 21 living in East Kent who are interested in joining but find themselves in financially challenging circumstances. Find out more.

New Writing

The Marlowe is keen to encourage new writing and although we are glad to hear from local writers, we can’t always promise an immediate response. We are happy to point you in the direction of some other fantastic prizes and opportunities to get your new writing out there:

The Bruntwood Prize

Verity Bargate Award

Bush Theatre

Paines Plough