Developing Artists

A development programme for emerging and established theatre artists

Originally founded to take positive action to develop British South Asian theatre artists, its focus has since moved to champion and nurture voices and stories from all cultures – cultures that are otherwise left in the shadows. 

Running for nearly 20 years, Developing Artists is a core part of Tamasha’s year-round programme. Over the years it has become an essential part of the British theatre ecology, launching numerous careers. Tamasha is widely recognised as a leading hub for exciting new talent, with many companies reaching out to us to find actors, writers, directors, producers and designers that they could not source elsewhere.

If you’re interested in developing your artist practice, please contact

Tamasha Surgery Sessions

Monthly 1-2-1 sessions with members of our team – both in-person and online. A chance to share ideas, learn more about Tamasha and our programmes, get artistic / career advice, or to have a chat with some of the team.

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Creative Wellbeing Lab

A year-long programme, in partnership with Creative Health Camden and King’s College London, focused on the development of Global Majority Practitioners who are keen on using their artistic practice to address ongoing mental health crises. Funded by The Baring Foundation.

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Tamasha Associate Companies

An informal one-year attachment, during which you will benefit from the professional expertise of our core team, our office space, and our industry connections to guide you on your professional development as an organisation.

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Previous Programmes

Tamasha Playwrights

A writer-led collective of emerging playwrights from diverse cultural backgrounds.

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Tamasha Directors

A year-long programme focused on the professional and artistic development of Directors from the Global Majority, who are at the beginning to mid-stages of their career, and who demonstrate exceptional promise.

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Producers First

A pilot programme developed by Tamasha and New Earth theatre, supporting the development of the next generation of producers from the Global Majority.

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