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Soho Theatre

New Comedy Promoters


A pioneering, six month, work-based learning programme; the first of its kind to provide the knowledge and skills for a firm foundation in producing and promoting comedy. This professional development programme gives five new promoters hands-on experience as assistants for the presentation of Soho Rising and Soho Labs,, as producers of the NATYS: New Acts of the Year Showcase and their own independent mixed bill Comedy show.

Soho Theatre is London’s most vibrant producer for new theatre, comedy and cabaret. In ‘usual’ times, Soho’s busy Dean Street venue presents a year-round festival programme of shows across three performance spaces, playing to audiences of over 250,000. Their mission is to produce new work, to discover and nurture new writers and artists and to target and develop new audiences. 

Soho Theatre’s creative work pursues excellence, harnessing an artistic spirit that is based in their new writing roots, inclusivity and being welcoming to all. They work with artists and performers representing different communities, cultures and backgrounds. Their work takes many forms, drawing on the radical ethos of the fringe and the traditions of punk culture and queer performance. They champion voices that challenge from outside of the mainstream, and also some that poke out from within. They identify and nurture new talent through commissions, awards and schemes, and they broaden access through participation work.


This is a period of excitement for Soho Theatre, as they establish a new Walthamstow venue – a ‘local theatre with a national profile.’ It is part of a broader vision for Soho Theatre’s strategic growth which encompasses its Dean Street venue and acclaimed festival programme, a fast-growing digital arm, increased UK and international touring with particular links to India and Australia.

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