The LET Award

What is the LET Award?

Are you just starting out as a theatre company? Do you have new work you want to take do Edinburgh Fringe, but need some extra support?

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is where it all began for us as a theatre company and we want to pay it forward! The winner of the LET Award receives mentorship and guidance around venue, finances, production, marketing and more from us and experts throughout the industry to help you reach your full potential at the fringe.

This award is brought to you in collaboration with the wonderful people at The Pleasance, Greenwich Theatre and Chloé Nelkin Consulting to give you the kickstart you need to let your company thrive.

Applications are closed for the LET Award 2022, but make sure you follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletter to find out as soon as applications are open for 2023!

LET Award Winner 2022

Alex Roberts & Co | No Place Like Home

Alex Roberts & Co. is a creative partnership between theatre-maker Alex Roberts, Co-Producer Kirsten Peters Roebuck and a network of artists passionate about exploring LGBTQIA+ narratives. No Place Like Home is their debut solo show, co-created with Cameron Carver and Jac Cooper.

On a night out in a gay bar, Connor meets Rob.  One’s a newcomer, the other has been on the scene far too long. But when a kiss leads to a brutal attack – who’s the victim and who’s the perpetrator?

Fusing spoken word, music, dance and video art, No Place Like Home is a tragic odyssey into gay club culture and the places we can call home.

We loved the concept of the piece and it was brilliantly executed by Alex through a combination of controlled physicality, a lyrical script and some beautiful projection work. A much-deserving winner and we can’t wait to watch the journey unfold for them – it’s guaranteed to be a special one.

The Prizes

The LET Award

Worth up to £10,000

  • £1300 cash injection to go towards production costs
  • A guaranteed slot at Pleasance for the Edfringe
  • Venue deposit covered*
  • Producing & dramaturgical mentoring from Les Enfants Terribles in the full run-up to Edfringe
  • 3 x 45 minute Edfringe PR mentoring sessions with Chloé Nelkin Consulting
  • Social media & press promotion from Les Enfants Terribles & The Pleasance
*To secure your venue slot at the fringe, you would usually be required to pay a deposit. We’ll pay this cost upfront and after the deposit has been repaid, the remaining box office money will be split between you & The Pleasance either 60/40 for VAT registered companies or 55/45 for non-VAT registered companies. A venue deposit can cost between £470 and £1750.

The Greenwich Partnership Award

In association with Greenwich Theatre

  • £1000 cash injection to go towards production costs
  • A guaranteed slot at Pleasance for the Edfringe
  • Producing and dramaturgical mentoring from Greenwich Theatre in the full run-up to the Edfringe
Previous LET Award Winners

Bleeding Nora | 2020

Bloody Mary

Perhaps Contraption | 2019

Nearly Human

Wildcard | 2018

Electrolyte

Rendered Retina | 2017

Form

SharkLegs | 2016

The Inevitable Heartbreak of Gavin Plimsole

Fine Mess | 2015

Divas

Zoo Co | 2014

The Hive

New Diorama | 2013

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LET Award Showcase 2022

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