The Stepladder Award 2017 

We’re delighted to announce the winners of our inaugural Stepladder Award to be…

ThisEgg Theatre Company, with their show Me and My Bee!

Details of their Wilton’s Music Hall showcase to be announced shortly, you can still catch it at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every day at 11.45am, Pleasance Courtyard.

Stepladder Winners

In collaboration with house and in association with Wilton’s Music Hall, we are delighted to be able to offer this new award for the first time in 2017.

“The Stepladder Award has been created to help fringe theatre companies make that next step up to become full time theatre professionals and start to earn money. This was a crucial step in Les Enfants Terribles’ growth as a company and we’re thrilled to be partnering with house and Wilton’s Music Hall to create this unique opportunity that has long been missing from the UK theatre industry.”
Oliver Lansley (Artistic Director) and James Seager (Producer) Les Enfants Terribles

The award is open for companies with an established track record of producing work – either as part of a fringe festival or in a London fringe theatre or regional venue.

We welcome applications from companies with an established company who have worked together for several years and have mounted a minimum of two previous shows and are committed to developing their company and practice through mounting a first full tour over the next two years.

Companies must be taking a new piece of original writing to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017.

The prize offers:

Mentoring from Les Enfants Terribles centred around developing funding applications for an Autumn 2018 tour, tour planning and delivery and company development
Guidance from house in booking an Autumn 2018 tour of the company’s production
A programmed slot for the winning company’s work at Wilton’s Music Hall in Autumn 2017 to mount an industry showcase to support the tourbooking process
A programme of industry mentoring


Deadline for applications is 17/07/2017

To apply for the LET Award please download the following pdf and thoroughly read the entry specification. Please then click on the link below and fill out the online application form.


For more information, please contact

The LET Award 2017 

The winner of The LET Award 2017: FORM by Rendered Retina Theatre Company

The winner of the Greenwich Partnership Award 2017: GOODY by BoonDog Theatre written by Lucy Roslyn

Our winners receive:

A performance slot in The Pleasance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017
A cash injection of £1000
Industry mentoring

‘Now in its 6th year we are incredibly proud of the success of the LET Award and the wonderful young companies who have come through the scheme and gone on to achieve great things. In our 15th year it is more important than ever for us to support new youngcompanies and encourage a spirit of entrepreneurship amongst a new generations of theatre makers and story tellers.’ – Oliver Lansley, Artistic Director, Les Enfants Terribles

Past Winners >