Sensing a need for a regular event to bring theatre artists in Plymouth together and more opportunities to share work, I approached Theatre Royal Plymouth to partner on a bimonthly scratch night. The success of BETA has led to it now rotating between Theatre Royal Plymouth, Barbican Theatre and The House at Plymouth University.
BETA is a monthly evening of work-in-progress performance curated by New Model Theatre in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Barbican Theatre and Peninsula Arts. After two sell-out pilot events in Theatre Royal Plymouth’s studio space, The Lab, BETA now alternates between this, the Barbican Theatre’s auditorium and Plymouth University’s performing arts centre The House.
At the end of BETA, audiences are given the opportunity to provide feedback on the work they have seen to help the ongoing development of the pieces they’ve seen.