The LET Award 2018 

We’re delighted to announce the LET Award winners Wildcard and Greenwich Theatre partnership award winners Incognito Theatre!

both winners yay

In collaboration with Greenwich Theatre, we are delighted to be able to offer two prizes; the LET Award and the Greenwich Partnership Award.

Prizes offered:

A guaranteed performance slot in The Pleasance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018
A cash injection of £1000
Industry mentoring

“It has been an amazing journey since starting the LET award in 2012 meeting all these remarkable and exciting new artists and seeing where their creative journeys have taken them since. It has been a thrill and a privilege to see the work of and even to collaborate with many previous winners and nominees as peers on various projects.

There are so many really exciting young companies working today whom I first encountered through the awards showcase and I hope that the award continues to give new artists making original work the boost they need to get something made and get something seen.

I look forward to enjoying much more of this work in the years ahead”

– Oliver Lansley, Artistic Director, Les Enfants Terribles

For more information, please contact

Past Winners


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!

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

The LET Bursary 2018 

In Association with RADA

We are raising £10,000 to help send a talented individual from a lower income background to drama school. The winning recipient will receive the bursary towards their tuition fees for RADA’s full-time professional acting course.

The LET Bursary has already raised £5,000 of its £10,000 target so we’d like to say a huge thank you to those who have already donated.

“With the gulf between richer and poorer growing ever wider in our society and the cost of drama schools having risen to over £9000 a year (Not to mention living costs) it is becoming increasingly hard for young people of a less affluent background to be able to pursue their dreams of working in the arts… We are very honoured to be working in conjunction with RADA one of the most successful and well-respected conservatoire drama schools in the UK on this project.” – Oliver Lansley (Artistic Director)

If you are interested in supporting this initiative, please email:

As part of the LET Bursary, we are also offering to pay for the RADA audition fees of young students wishing to complete a BA (HONS) or Foundation Course in Acting.

If you’re a teacher that has a student who you think would particularly benefit from having their audition fee paid for them, please contact us at with one or two short sentences about the nominee and why they would benefit from the assistance. Please note that deadlines for the 2018 RADA applications range from 17th January till 23rd February, with audition spaces booking up fast.