Homegrown Performers is a company devoted to nurturing local talent by providing professional training through original and exciting performances at Nottingham Playhouse.

Sessions will provide guidance on all aspects of the business, mentoring from Industry professionals, CV surgeries, performance techniques, workshops and much more.

The culmination of the year is a full production, performed in the Neville Studio at Nottingham Playhouse, as well as the opportunity to perform in new plays created with the Homegrown Creatives group.

Homegrown Performers is led by Natalia Bruce.


How To Apply

Applications for Homegrown 2021/22 are now closed.

If you have any questions about Homegrown or the application process, please email us on participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk



“Homegrown Performers has been a real encouragement having finished drama school and now attempting to branch further into the creative industry. I’ve had the opportunity to network, expand my skills in writing, performing and monologue work. Most importantly it has been a consistent weekly creative outlet for me which keeps me fed and immersed in the arts. “

Emma Gray, Homegrown Performers

“Nottingham Playhouse feels to me one of the most nurturing theatres in the U.K, where our individual talents and skills are truly fostered. The two years I’ve spent at Homegrown has really helped me bridge the gap from studying acting, to going on to pursue it as a viable career. The programme also helped me build such a vital relationship with the theatre and the people working in it, as well as offering me the opportunity for paid experience working within the theatre.”

Sarah Moat. Homegrown Performers

Covid-19 Safety

These workshops are in-person and will take place at Nottingham Playhouse.

We want you to feel confident that you’ll have a great experience when you visit and by following the guidelines, everyone – participants and our team alike – can enjoy fantastic theatre experiences together again. Click here for the most up to date information on our safety measures.