Artist Applications

Making theatre should be a dependable way to make a living and also a joy in itself, to that end The Drama Factory considers itself a partner in making this difficult pursuit a little easier. We’re here for people to take artistic risks and cater to niche tastes, and we’re here for people to make shows that appeal to the mainstream. This is a balancing act, the reward is a satisfied audience. To make sure the wide variety of work gets the right audience in we look after our relationship with them. We build trust and personal connection. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all theatre and will never hype a show universally. This is the place where the right audience comes for the right show for them.

We host drama, comedy, anti-theatre, stand-up, cabaret, burlesque, talks, workshops, live music, readings, poetry

Shows at The Drama Factory are subject to a vetting process, so if you’re working on a piece, or have a piece that’s good to go, tell us about it in a proposal. Email us at


DOOR SPLIT: 30% Drama Factory; 70% Production Company

TECH: Included for 60 minute show with  a two hour get-in included.  Surcharge of R250 for shows longer than 60 minutes.
Our standard financial agreement is that we take 30% of ticket sales.     Payment is made via EFT and tends to take around 5 working days, but may take longer.

However, there are a couple of things we are not able to host on a partnership basis:

  • Student productions (but will consider for rental)
  • Amateur productions (but will consider for rental)
  • Productions under 45 minutes (but will consider for rental)
  • Productions not open to the public (but will consider for rental)
  • Productions with free entrance (but will consider for rental)
  • If you interested in a rental option you may skip the following sections: Creative Team, References, Media, and Motivation.

If any production has misrepresented themselves it may be pulled from the schedule at any point and ticket sales will be refunded to the buyers. The Drama Factory and its affiliates will not be liable for any losses, damages or costs in such a scenario.

The Drama Factory  has 120 seats in raked rows (Covid Capacity is at 70 seats), it is an intimate venue. It has professional, programmable lighting equipment and a good PA system.  Sound equipment includes 2 X S58 corded microphones.  2 X 600W Alto speakers;  2 X 230W Alto monitor speakers; 2 X additional monitor speakers.  A single Bass Bin.  12 Channel Mixing Desk. Any other equipment needed is for the artist’s account.

The stage is 6m deep X 9.6m wide. There is a single dressing room. The floor is black and the walls are hung with black curtaining.

We provide Front of House, online and telephone booking. We are involved in the marketing, but it is a partnership between us and the producers.

If you wish to outright book the theatre then there is an hourly fee which depends on the day of the week and the time of day.

Artist Application Form

Please include: Genre/Form/Style, Number of performers/musicians, etc.
How long is your performance, how much setup time is required for each performance?
Who is involved in the project, and brief outline of what have they done before.
Why would this project be a good partnership with The Drama Factory? Consider our size and reputation.
Contacts at other theatres where you have worked, links to reviews
Links to examples and/or reviews of your work, either on your website or youtube/soundcloud/etc.
Are you looking for a particular date? If not then leave this question blank.
How flexible are you in regards to dates? e.g. "available all of Sept, not in Aug"
Our regular time slots are Wed-Sat at 7pm, matinees/Sunday nights on request