The Theatre in the Rough Festival is an occasional producer of new work by emerging artists from Greater Merseyside.

Since 2008, we have produced 63 new plays and short films by 71 writers, published two anthologies, and attracted live audiences of over 22,500.

We welcome approaches from individuals and organisations interested in developing new arts projects, with a particular interest in heritage, and a definite interest in new, young artists and theatremakers.

The Theatre in the Rough Festival is a Registered Charity, No. 1133246.

“Seeing my work performed was just surreal. It didn't really sink in until a few days later because I was on such a high.”

— Writer (2012)

Staff & Trustees

Paul Goetzee
Nicola Stalker-Green
Jenny Lyon
Director Chris Fittock