Rose Bruford College hosts Fringe event for artists and theatre makers



  • Researching your Practice will include a discussion with industry leaders followed by a chance to network and share experiences with others
  • It will take place in the Lower Church at Summerhall, beneath the Upper Church space Rose Bruford College is running throughout the Fringe, staging a variety of performances and events
  • The evening will also offer an opportunity to find out more about Rose Bruford College’s postgraduate courses offered in collaboration with major international institutions and theatre companies

6pm, Monday 20th August, Lower Church, Summerhall, EH9 1PL

As part of hosting a space within Summerhall for the duration of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is putting on an event to encourage theatremakers to make space for research in their practice.

Designed to foster a culture of curiosity in creating work, practitioners are invited to come along to listen, celebrate, exchange, share practice, learn from and enjoy the company of other artists grappling with the same issues of research and development. The evening’s programme will include a discussion with industry leaders (with further details to be announced) as well as networking opportunities.

Attendees at the event will also be able to find out more Rose Bruford College’s newest international postgraduate courses. Offered in London, Berlin, USA and Moscow, the courses include opportunities for students to work in collaboration with leading companies such as Told by an Idiot, and with training schools including LISPA in Berlin, Moscow Arts Theatre and the National Theatre Institute (NTI) at Eugene O’Neill Centre in Connecticut.

In the third year that Rose Bruford College has hosted a space within Summerhall, the programme for Rose [email protected] Church combines performances by established international companies with graduate and student companies. This year, theatre professionals performing at the Fringe are also invited to attend movement warm-up sessions held daily in the venue at 9.30amled by practitioners including Gabriel Gawin (Song of the Goat), Niamh Dowling (Head of School at Rose Bruford), Magda Koza, Company of Wolves, Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas.

Speaking about the event, Niamh Dowling, Head of School at Rose Bruford College saidResearching your Practice is about fostering a culture of curiosity. Whether that be through working with your company, having a mentor, collaborating with others or finding the right postgraduate programme. This event is an opportunity to take the time and the space to consider how to move into unknown territory, investigate, reflect, train, research and have those exciting, inspiring, difficult and challenging conversations. The Edinburgh Fringe, which brings together national and international companies and practitioners in one place, feels an ideal place to start some of these discussions.”

To register to attend the event, email Niamh Dowling on [email protected] or text 07779668390 leaving your name and number of tickets.

For more information about Rose Bruford’s postgraduate programme, visit