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Hosted by Paperwork Theatre, Tea-Cup Commissions are a way to support the development of a new artistic idea for less than the price of a cuppa.
Make a donation, and every time the cup reaches £100, local theatre makers can pitch to win it to support a new idea or project. Simple!

Round 2 Winners – Dora & Jonathan

Round 1 Winner- Ginni Manning

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We’re now collecting for Round 3. Click the button to donate and as soon as the cup is full we will open applications.


Theatre makers at any stage of their career are invited to apply. You might be an individual, a company or collective who work across any art form, from playwriting to puppetry, street theatre to solo shows – so long as you consider it to be theatre.
You are eligible for a Tea-Cup Commission if you:
⁃Are based in the North-West
⁃Theatre is your job/ you’re not currently a student
⁃You must be developing a new idea for theatre/ live performance
⁃You have not been in receipt of a Tea-Cup Commission within the last 12 months