Programmers Portal - Coming Soon - Unity Theatre

Unity’s brand-new Programmers Portal is arriving Spring / Summer 2021 season as part of our Open Call Programme.

The Programmers Portal is a first-of-its-kind online platform for the work of Merseyside artists to be considered by programmers for venues and festivals throughout the UK and beyond.

We want others outside of Liverpool to see for themselves what we’ve long known – that there’s some exceptional talent and contemporary work being created in Liverpool. So Unity have built the Programmers’ Portal in order that others can get a piece of the action and to increase the number of Liverpool based artists regularly performing on the UK touring circuit.

In addition to a YouTube-style viewing platform for programmers to search through and enjoy, the portal will also provide access to company biographies, tour packs, press cuttings, audience development plans and technical riders alongside professional recordings to help gain a greater insight into the artists’ work.

As well as video catalogue of available work by selected Merseyside artists, the Portal will then showcase the full productions or work in progress from artists chosen to take part in our Open Call and Space to Create programmes.

Full information, partner programmers, criteria for inclusion and applications for work recording will be announced in February.

If you are a programmer, festival or venue interested in partnering with us on this project, please drop us an email here:

Unity are grateful to Arts Council England for funds secured in their Emergency Funding to allow us to offer the professional recording of work at our venue, and to Esmée Fairbairn Foundation who generously support Creative’pool and allow us to support local artists.