The Big House: Produce scheme to support local theatre makers get projects back on track post Covid-19

In Good Company and Derby Theatre are thrilled to announce The Big House: Produce, a brand new scheme that will fund four freelance theatre producers to work with local theatre makers and companies to get their projects back on track post Covid19.

The world has changed dramatically in the last seven months. The entire industry feels like it’s ground to a halt. Theatres have been closed; entire years of work cancelled in a matter of hours. This catastrophic rupture in our lives has impacted the independent sector more than most and has left many people’s plans in tatters.

The Big House: Produce is a brand new free support programme, offering regional theatre makers the opportunity to work with a producer.

The Big House: Produce local independent arts producers who have been selected, via a procurement process earlier this year, are: Hannah Stone, Rafia Hussain, Phoebe Wall-Palmer and Courtenay Johnson, and each will act as consultant producers and tour bookers for regional theatre companies and theatre makers to help them get their plans back on track.

The Big House: Produce Scheme Freelancers

L-R: Rafia Hussain, Phoebe Wall-Palmer, Hannah Stone and Courtenay Johnson

Theatre makers and companies based in the Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire area are eligible to apply, makers and companies who have seen a change in their plans and projects due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and subsequent lockdowns, resulting in new shows or projects being delayed or changed.

Priority will be given to new or existing The Big House clients who have received under 12 hours of support so far.

How do I apply for and access The Big House: Produce?

Sign up as a client of The Big House, a programme which offers business support, events, grants and professional advice for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, at

Being a client of The Big House programme allows you to learn new skills through regular workshops, receive one-to-one mentoring and get a clearer picture of where to go next with your career or business idea.

Once you’re signed up, or if you are an existing client, you will then be invited to attend a scoping meeting with In Good Company's Creative Producer, Ben Anderson. Based on your needs, you will then put together a bespoke package of online workshops and one-to-one mentoring, including potentially pairing you with one of our consultants on

The Big House: Produce programme to help get you on the right track, and ready to make your next step.

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