PILOT Nights

am a Producer of PILOT Nights alongide Directors Jo Gleave. PILOT Nights provide a space where theatre-makers can develop their work and try out new ideas in front of a lively and supportive crowd; the pieces presented are all works-in-progress. PILOT Nights is supported by Arts Council England and The Sir Barry Jackson Trust




Open to artists from across the UK, PILOT Nights take place in venues across the West Midlands. Each event is programmed and managed by a Co-Pilot, in conjunction with the core PILOT Nights team. Co-Pilots are practising artists with an interest in producing/curating.  Having a different Co-Pilot for each event ensures the programme remains diverse and exciting, and places artists at the heart of PILOT Nights. PILOT Nights recently celebrated its 10th birthday and it remains an important part of the region’s landscape for process-led theatre.

A new round of funding applications to continue PILOT Nights for the next 2 years are currently being developed. 



PAST PILOT NIGHTS EVENTS (since joining the team):

Tues 16 Oct 2017 | @A.E. Harris | Co-Pilot: Fierce Festival

Thu 12 May 2017 | Stirchley Baths, Arts Soak | Co-Pilot: Play More

Thurs 14 Jan 2016 | The Belgrade Theatre 

Thurs 8 Oct 2015 | Arena Theatre 

Sun 21 July 2015 | The RSC | (PILOT Sites)

Thurs 19 March 2015 | @A.E. Harris | Co-Pilots: Francesca Millican-Slater and Sarah Barker

Tue 14 Oct 2014 | Warwick Arts Centre | Co-Pilot: Stephanie Riddings and Nick Walker

Thu 31 Jul 2014 | mac birmingham (Foyle Studio) | Co-Pilot: Jouvan Fuccini and Toyin Omari-Kinch

Thu 1 May 2014 | Birmingham Hippodrome | (PILOT Sites) | Co-Pilot: Lou Lomas

Thu 6 Feb 2014 | Arena Theatre | Co-Pilot: Kiruna Stamell

Fri 18 Oct 2013 | Birmingham REP


Image ©Alicja Rogalska | Top: Selina Thompson | Bottom: Francesca Millican-Slater