Grow is Hull Truck Theatre’s Artist Development Programme for artists of any age at any stage in their career.

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 are one week in duration and exist to provide artists with the time, space and support to develop any part of the process of creating a new piece of work. We can offer funding up to the value of £1,000, which might include contributions towards loss of income, travel expenses and/or buying in the services of other artists or experts.

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. We also ask you to provide us with one A4 sheet of written feedback and to submit a final expenditure sheet, with receipts where appropriate, showing how you have spent the funding.

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 2017

Residency: 25 September - 30 September 2017 Application deadline: Monday 14 August 2017
Residency: 27 November - 2 December 2017 Application deadline: Monday 16 October 2017

How to Apply

Please download the 
information pack, fill in the application form, and email it to: by 12 noon on the deadline date specified.

If you prefer to send your application by video or as a voice recording, please answer the questions in no more than five minutes. We can accept recordings in MP3 format.

Be Our Guest is proudly supported by: 

First Time Out

First Time Out is an event that as part of our Grow programme 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.

The next First Time Out will take place as part of the 2017 Grow Festival in Hull Truck Theatre’s Studio on the evening of the 25th May. If you would like to apply to take part please complete this form and return it to by the 28th April.


Grow events