Grow is Hull Truck Theatre’s Artist Development Programme for artists of all ages and at all stages of their careers.

The annual Grow programme consists of

Professional Development workshops are available across a range of disciplines throughout the year. Workshops will take place on Saturdays and we will offer at least four workshops each year.

Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest is part of our residency programme and can be applied for by individual artists or companies. The residencies exist to provide artists with rehearsal space and to support and develop any part of the process of creating a new piece of work. At the end of the residency artists can choose to either present a scratch piece to an invited audience or to make a presentation of their development to Hull Truck Theatre staff. 

Artists and companies at any stage in their careers are eligible to apply providing that they are able to articulate how and why their work resonates with Hull and Hull Truck Theatre’s mission and values.

HTT will provide:

HTT is unable to provide:

Be Our Guest dates 2016

29 February - 5 March Application Deadline Friday 8 January, decisions announced by Friday 29January
13 - 18 June Application Deadline Friday 22 April, decisions announced by Friday 13 May
5 - 10 September Application Deadline Friday 15 July, decisions announced Friday 5 August
First Time Out: Saturday 28 May Application deadline Friday 1 April 2016

How to Apply

Please download the information pack, fill in the relevant application form (Be Our GuestFirst Night Out) and email it to: by 12 noon on the deadline date specified. 

First Time Out

First Time Out is part of the annual festival and provides artists with a chance to share work as it develops. It could be anything from a rehearsed reading, a scratch performance or preview. The performances can include discussions and feedback with audiences and Hull Truck Theatre staff. We will work with you to determine the most appropriate ways for you to gather feedback.

Check out the video from last year's Grow Festival and the 24 Hour Plays:


Grow events