Untapped is back in 2024! Explore the winners now. 

The Untapped Award

Untapped is back bigger and bolder for Edinburgh Fringe 2024



The winners of this year's award are 
DRUM - Our Day
Ugly Sisters - piss / CARNATION
The Mosinee Project - Counterfactual

The challenges of bringing work to the Edinburgh Fringe are tougher than ever, so we’ve once again teamed up with New Diorama Theatre and Concord Theatricals to make a game-changing investment in early and mid-career theatre companies wanting to bring their work to the world’s biggest arts festival.

What’s On Offer

Our Untapped 2024 winners will each receive

  • £10,000 cash straight into their bank account
  • A prime venue and slot at Underbelly at the Fringe
  • A preferential 65/35 box office split - with no upfront venue fees or upfront deposit 
  • Specialist marketing support at the Fringe, with access to Underbelly's flyering team and outdoor poster boards
  • Individual show press campaign 
  • Show imagery designed by NDT's Art Director Guy J Sanders 
  • Publishing and licensing deal with Concord Theatricals
  • Support & funding to present accessible performances, for example captioned and relaxed performances.
  • Support, guidance and advice from a team with extensive experience of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Preview shows at New Diorama Theatre in London
  • Mentoring and well-being support throughout the process, tailored to the needs of the winning companies
We’re looking for up to three early and mid-career theatre companies. To be eligible to apply for the Untapped Award you need to:
  • Be based in the UK
  • Be available to perform for the full month of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2024
  • Be able to attend the in-person showcase days in London on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th January 2024
  • Be a theatre company or ensemble. We are not accepting applications from comedy groups or solo shows – there needs to be a minimum of 2 performers on stage.
  • Have not previously presented the show you’re proposing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe