Applications for Scratch Night are now open!

Scratch Night will take place on Friday 23rd June at Rural Arts’ base, The Courthouse.

There are four 20-minute performance slots available for artists and companies to perform an excerpt of new work in development which is adventurous, engaging and distinctive. This work can be any performance-based sharing including theatre, comedy, music, dance and spoken word.

Those selected will receive a fee of £100, along with receive free rehearsal space at The Courthouse, feedback on the night from a live audience, and support from our team. The deadline for applications is 23.59 on Sunday 26th March 2023.

If you need any more information or have any questions please email

We would also like to offer “Coffee and Chat” sessions to talk through applications from potential companies / performers with our Creative Producers. Please get in touch with Elle ( to enquire!