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Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Deadline: September 15, 2016.

This is a call out for proposals for the Main Programme of The South African State Theatre which will run from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018. The South African State Theatre offers theatre-makers the opportunity to present their productions on the four available stages namely; Drama, Arena, Momentum or Rendezvous.

The proposal call states: “We are looking for work that is relevant, exciting, inspiring, bold and entertaining. Importantly we are looking for work that that has the potential to attract audiences. Successful candidates will receive pre-production and production support.”

Added to the production fund, The South African State Theatre will offer:
-The theatre for duration of the season
-Access to wardrobe and décor
-Partial marketing, advertising and publicity (Companies are expected to market their own productions)
-10% of gross box office income

Individual artists, producers and arts companies are invited to submit the following information for consideration: a full script and brief synopsis as well as artistic treatment. Company/individual information required includes biographies of the creative team, contact details and any other publicity material of the production (if it has been done before).

Proposals must reach The South African State Theatre no later than September 15, 2016. Successful companies will be informed by November 30, 2016.

Proposals can be submitted to: The Artistic Director; Aubrey W Sekhabi, at the South African State Theatre, Pretoria, 0002. Or e-mail proposal to

This information is published on the Arts & Culture Trust’s blog – see