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Wednesday, July 21, 2021


Deadline: Applications close on August 13, 2021, at 16h00.

Do you have a fabulous stage production but no venue to present it in?

Are you looking for a potential partner to assist with the financial costs of staging a drama, musical or dance production?

Then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for!

The Playhouse Company, one of South Africa’s premier professional theatre institutions, invites arts practitioners, including independent producers, directors, playwrights and production houses to submit proposals to stage productions in the areas of dance, drama and music to be performed at the Playhouse during the 2022/23 financial year.

Productions will be considered either on a ‘co-producer’ or partnership basis. Preference will be given to arts practitioners and productions in line with The Playhouse Company’s mandate, mission and vision.

Applicants are invited to apply in one or more of the following categories:


South African Women’s Arts Festival:

An annual festival that features artistic works which highlight contributions made by women in society. Featuring prominent and upcoming female artists in music, dance and drama, craft and bead work, art exhibitions and an intergenerational dialogue by prominent business women, activists and community leaders


News Stages Festival:

The showcasing of new South African theatre works. The primary focus is on the development of works that reflect South Africa’s artistic and diverse heritage


Schools programme:

The Playhouse Company’s mobile stage provides a platform and medium to expose schools in rural communities to the world of the performing arts, as well as communicating important lifestyle messages to learners in these areas.



Fully-fledged professional productions that are ready to be staged during the year will be considered.  The Playhouse Company provides access to existing costumes, sets and available technical requirements.


Consideration and evaluation of proposals will only be given to stage works that are beyond concept or script phases that are ready to be staged or have previously been staged, and that meet the stringent artistic standards of The Playhouse Company. The Playhouse Company will give preference to productions and artists from KwaZulu-Natal.


How to Apply:

Application forms can be downloaded at

Fully completed application forms with the required supporting documentation must be dropped in the “Arts Proposal Applications” box situated in the foyer of The Playhouse Company head office situated at 29 Acutt Street, Durban or emailed to

The review process will be conducted by an independent panel of industry professionals. All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

Applications close on August 13, 2021, at 16h00. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.