Getting Programmed


with Nic Connaughton

Sun 31st Oct

12 – 3pm


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Getting Programmed

with Nic Connaughton

This workshop with Nic will look at how you make the case to programmers and partners for you and your work.

We will cover:

  • refining your USP and elevator pitch for your show
  • building a list of venues
  • deciding who and how to approach
  • how to formulate your ask and the art of polite persistence!



Sunday 31st October

Time: 12 – 3pm

Location: Online


A Bit About Nic: 

In his role as Head of Theatre, Nic oversees the Pleasance Trust’s theatre programme in London and at Edinburgh Fringe. He is a director, producer, and dramaturg whose recent productions include Kill Climate Deniers by David Finnigan (starring award-winning comedians Felicity Ward and Bec Hill). Prior to this, he was Associate Producer at Arcola Theatre in Dalston where he oversaw the theatre’s New Work and Community Engagement programmes.



At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people.

With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course.

If you are interested, please fill in this form where you can tell us a bit about yourself and let us know which course you are interested in:

Apply for a bursary!

Bursary places will be offered out no later than 2 weeks before the course begins.


For further enquiries about this workshop please email emily@wildcardtheatre.co.uk

Payment Plans:

We are pleased to be able to offer a bespoke payment plan on all of our courses. If you are interested setting one up, please contact Emily with which course you are interested in and we can get your place secured.