We love to work with and support artists who are making ace LGBTQ+ work, with a focus on the T & Q, and residencies are a great way for us to get to know you and your practice.

We’re particularly interested in the unusual, the unexpected and work that has something to say about contemporary queer life.

Our programme has a focus on Live Art & Performance Art so we tend to offer residencies to artists working in these mediums, as opposed to more conventional theatre with plot, characters and linear narratives.

Because we’re such a small team who aren’t funded for this activity, we aren’t able to offer residency space without charging a fee which enables us to support more queer work and keep the Marly ticking over in general.

Artists who contact us about booking a residency at the Marlborough need to have a conversation with us before writing the residency into their funding application. The cost of the residency includes in kind support from the Marlborough which can be used to strengthen these applications.

Most residencies last for 5 days and are booked from Monday – Friday. This includes use of the theatre space from 10am – 6pm on these days, with accomodation at the Marlborough. There is an option for the artist to host a private work-in-progress showing on the final day, with an invited audience. If you do undertake a residency at the Marlborough you will be required to credit us in the acknowledgements for supporting your show.

You can view our price breakdown here.

If you feel that your work would be suited to the Marlborough for a residency, and have read and registered the fees applicable, please send information about yourself, your practice and the work that you’re hoping to develop to with the subject ‘Your Name – Artist Residency’.

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you would like any further information.

Image: Harry Clayton-Wright’s Sex Education, photographed by Rosie Powell Freelance.

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