Applications for the 2024 Untapped Award are now open

The Untapped Award

Untapped is back bigger and bolder for Edinburgh Fringe 2024


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

Applications for this year's award are now open and will close on Friday 15th December at 10:00am GMT. Click here to apply and read more information about the award.