End of year update!

It’s been a three years since we took over the PILOT Nights controls and what a wonderful three years of PILOT Nights it has been. There have been 10 PILOT Nights,including two new PILOT Sites events. These have taken place in 9 venues across the West Midlands with a total of 13 co-PILOTS helping to curate the events. We have supported […]

Gina George

Extra PILOT Night- submissions open now!

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE NEXT PILOT NIGHT At Stirchley Baths, Birmingham on Thursday 12th May 2016 We are excited to announce that we are having an EXTRA PILOT night and submissions are now open! On Thursday 12th May PILOT Nights will land at the newly opened Stirchley Baths,  co-piloted by Play More. We’re really pleased that this PILOT Night […]


Line Up announced for Belgrade PILOT Night!

We are delighted to announce the line up for the next PILOT Night! Co-PILOTed by Strictly Arts Theatre Company the next PILOT Nights will take place at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry on Thursday 14th January 2016 We are excited to welcome these fantastic theatre makers from across the UK to perform their work-in-progress pieces: Coven […]

Alice Mary Cooper and Claire Willoughby

Line Up Announced for the next PILOT Night

We are delighted to announce the line up for the next PILOT Night! Co-PILOTed by Black Country Touring and Creative Black Country the next PILOT Nights will take place at the Arena theatre Wolverhampton on Thursday 8th October. We are excited to welcome these fantastic theatre makers from across the UK to perform their work-in-progress pieces: […]

Ira Brand


SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE NEXT PILOT NIGHT At Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton on Thursday 8th October 2015 On Thursday 8th October PILOT Nights will return to the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton co-piloted by Creative Black Country and Black Country Touring. This is a chance for contemporary theatre makers to present up to 20 minutes of new, work-in-progress material, in […]

The Fabularium

A Sunny PILOT Sites in Stratford-upon-Avon

On Sunday 21st June, Midsummer Sunday no less, the second ever PILOT Sites landed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. It was a brilliant day of sited and outdoor work-in-progress and luckily (for the outdoor pieces) the sun shone! The event was part of the RSC’s Midsummer Sundae event so, as well as PILOT […]


Line Up Announce for Royal Shakespeare Company PILOT Sites

We are delighted to announce our line-up for the next PILOT Sites event with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Alice Cooper & Claire Willoughby- Shake(speare) it off Bright Particular- Spiced Indian Air  The Fabularium- The Town Band of Bremen, performed by The Midsummer Mechanicals Fiona McDonnell-  The Other Stratford Hannah Silva- Shakespeare’s Lucky Dip […]


A few quick questions…

Are you planning to come to the next PILOT nights? If so, could you take 5 minutes to answer the following and we’ll reward you through performance:1. What was the first film you saw in the cinema and who took you? 2. Do you have a memory… associated with this experience? 3. Your favorite Moment in […]

Lyndsay Price & Tara Buckley

Another exciting announcement…

PILOT Sites is back for 2015! The first ever PILOT Sites for work-in-progress sited and/or outdoor work took place last year at the Birmingham Hippodrome. It was such a successful event that we are bringing it back for 2015! This time we’re heading to Stratford-upon-Avon where the Royal Shakespeare Company will be hosting and co-piloting. We’ll be […]

The Plasticine Men

PILOT Nights Programme 2015/16!

Happy New Year from the PILOT Nights team!We are delighted to announce our programme for 2015/16. All the event and submission dates are below so get those diaries at the ready! Thursday 19th March 2015 | PILOT Nights @ AE HARRIS Submissions open TODAY! 9th January 2015 Submissions close: 30th January 2015 www.aeharrisvenue.co.uk Thursday 8th October 2015 | […]

PILOT round up pics

PILOT Nights Round up

We have had a great first year running PILOT Nights, but there are lots of people we couldn’t have done it without. We would like to thank all the artists that have been involved: Hannah Graham, Selina Thompson, United Artists, Georgina Biggs, Joe White, RedDress Theatre, Gary Kitching & Greyscale, Teasel Theatre Company, MingBeast, Small Encounters, Avanti & […]

2 Magpies

PILOT Nights at Warwick Arts Centre!

We had a cracking night on Tuesday with the final PILOT Nights event of 2014 at Warwick Arts Centre. 6 fantastic theatre makers from across the UK showed extracts of new ideas. Thanks so much to everyone who came along, you were a lovely, supportive audience and helped to create a safe space for the artists […]

Small Encounters

PILOT Nights July 2014 Line Up

Our next PILOT Nights event will take place at mac Birmingham on 31st July and will be co-piloted by Toyin Omari-Kinch and Jouvan Fucinni. We’re delighted to announce the artist line-up as: Alice Mary Cooper Blue Cow Brave New Worlds BraveNewWorld 2: Trinity Rachel Dealtry Epiphany Rebecca Coley and Karia Williams No God No Girls The […]


Applications Now Open For PILOT Nights July 2014

For our next PILOT Nights event we’re teaming up with mac Birmingham and Co-Pilots Jouvan Fucinni and Toyin Omari-Kinch. The event will take place in mac’s Foyle Studio at 7:30pm on Thursday 31st July 2014. If you are a theatre-maker interested in sharing what you’re working on in front of a lively and supportive crowd, we’d love […]

Alex Wojtulewicz

PILOT Sites Line-Up Announced

PILOT Nights are delighted to announce the line-up for the first ever PILOT Sites in association with the Birmingham Hippodrome and Co-Pilot Lou Lomas. PILOT Sites will offer artists working in sited and/or outdoor environments the opportunity to test their ideas as part of this well-loved work-in-progress platform. The line up for PILOT Sites is: […]

Louise Orwin

Welcome to our new website

Thank you for stopping by at the brand new PILOT Nights website. An overhaul of our site was long overdue and we hope you like the new design. As well as finding out about all of our upcoming events, this new site also features a comprehensive archive of past events. We also  have a dedicated […]