This 2019 PILOT Nights will be revving up for another series of work in progress events. PILOT Nights are a chance for contemporary theatre-makers to present up to 20 minutes of new, work-in-progress material, in front of a real live audience and industry peers.

The first PILOT Night will land at MAC Birmingham on 31 January 2019 co-piloted by LYNNEBEC, here’s what they have to say…

Well would you look at that: PILOT Nights are gearing up for a new series of work in progress events. We are even more chuffed that they’ve asked LYNNEBEC to climb aboard and co-pilot the first one back on 31 January 2019! 

PILOT Nights is a wonderful opportunity to test out your latest ideas/work-in-progress and get some of that all important feedback. As well as this artists will receive a small fee, professional photo and video documentation of their work. There will also be access to some rehearsal space at MAC Birmingham. It’s a great opportunity to meet people who can help take your work to the next stages and generally an opportunity to celebrate the talent and see some new work.

It’s gonna be dead great so yeah, get the pens out, tell us about your show or pop the date in your diaries. We will be hosting on the night and promise there’ll be a little LYNNEBEC flair… haven’t decided what that’ll be yet so… stay tuned… 

Performance date: Thursday 31st January 2019

Time: 7.30pm

LYNNEBEC is an artistic collaboration between Jessica Barber and Catherine Butler, forged from a shared interest in dance, circus, and visual arts. Our work is characterised by bold visual aesthetics, our sense of humour and swings from the intimate to the spectacular.

Twitter- @LYNNEBEC2
Instagram- lynnebecompany


For selection criteria and to make a submission click here.

To download the application form you can visit our website or click here

PILOT Nights welcome applications in video or voice-recorded form as an alternative to written applications. If you wish to submit your application via a recording, please answer the questions on the application form and aim to keep the recording to under 5 minutes. We can accept applications in MP3 or MP4 format.

Deadline for submissions:
21st December 2018 5pm

PILOT Nights encourages applications from diverse sections of the theatre-making community and welcomes applications from disabled artists. Please contact PILOT Nights if you would like the application form in alternative formats, or have any alternative access needs.

If you have any questions or concerns please email We want you to apply and we want to know what you can do.

We’re back and we have new team members…

We’re really excited to announce the beginning of our 2018-2020 programme and to welcome to new members to the PILOT Nights Team; Amahra Spence and Rochi Rampal. They’ll be joining existing pilots Jo Gleave and Pippa Frith to complete the core team and take the PILOT controls for the next two years.

Amahra Spence is a multidisciplinary artist and creative producer, commissioned by and collaborating with a range of organisations, including Birmingham City Council, Birmingham REP and the BBC. In 2013, she established MAIA, a production and development company building infrastructure to support sustainable creativity in cities.

Rochi Rampal is a artist, performer and writer. She regularly collaborates with a wide range of companies including regional favourites Stans Cafe and Black Country Touring.

Over the next two and a bit years we’ll be hosting seven PILOT Nights and two PILOT Sites across the West Midlands. We can’t wait to get started which remind us we need to tell you to……


We will be launching our programme at our FIRST PILOT Night at Mac Birmingham on
We’ll be sending out more information on submission dates very soon so keep your eyes peeled!


In other equally exciting news we now have Instagram so do give us a follow to keep up to date with everything we’ve got going on. Just search for pilotnights and you’ll find our account.