So, you want to make a solo show?

Join writer, performer and current Bristol City Poet Kat Lyons for a friendly in-person workshop exploring (almost) everything you ever wanted to know about taking that next step. Kat is just coming to the end of touring their own first solo show, Dry Season. They’ve made a ton of mistakes and learned a lot and now they want to help demystify the whole process to make it easier for you.

Wed, 22 March 2023

13:00 – 15:30 GMT



What do you get?

An overview covering the practicalities of funding and touring, some things to consider before you start, pointers to help the creative process along, and some hot tips from industry professionals.

You’ll also get to bash ideas around with a group of your peers who are all on the same journey as you. There may even be biscuits.

What do you not get?

Definitive answers. A map to success. A mystic key to unlock the secrets of Grantium and guarantee funding.

Who is it for?

Anyone considering making, or at the early stages of starting to R&D their first solo show.

How long will it last?

2.5 hours including a tea-break.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. Zilch. Zero. Not even one shiny penny (thanks Arts Council England)


St Anne’s House, Bristol, BS4 4AB


Ramp access to the building. Lift access to all floors. Accessible toilet. Lots of free parking (and outside the CAZ). You can tell us about your access requirements when you book your ticket, or if you’d like to discuss this beforehand please get in touch at or phone 07549 412900

Participant Requirements

You are:

  • At least 18 years old
  • An emerging artist already working in a professional capacity to some extent within the performing arts
  • Interested in making a solo theatre show but have not previously created or toured one
  • At the ideas or early R&D stage of your project
  • Confused about where to start with it all
Photo of Kat Lyons

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