Upcoming workshops

Webinar – Successful Collaborating @ Online
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Successful Collaborating – Thurs 24th Sept 4pm (UK time)

With Artistic Directors Toby Park & Aitor Basauri & Producer Emily Coleman

Spymonkey are an intensely collaborative company – all of our work comes about through the meeting of creative minds, some new, some longstanding partners. This discussion/Q&A will allow you to gain an insight into how we create work with different directors, writers, musicians, choreographers, lighting designers.

90 mins. Cap 40 people

The Festival of Broken Stupid Ideas @ Online
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

The Festival of Broken Stupid Ideas

With Artistic Directors Toby Park & Aitor Basauri 

We had such an inspiring time with our Garage of Broken Stupid Ideas during the depths of lockdown, we decided to make a festival! 

All our shows begin with a stupid idea. We invite you to bring your ridiculous, creative, stupid ideas for a new project, theatre show or online content to our Garage so that our expert mechanics, Artistic Directors Toby Park and Aitor Basauri, can help you take a good look under the bonnet, see how they tick, get them running and hopefully take them out for a spin. We’ll use our experience to prod, poke and shake your idea, so that you can take it forward.

We invite eight projects to join us – either solo or group projects. All eight will present their ideas in the first session to kick things off. The eight projects will then be split into two working groups. These groups will meet for three further weekly sessions to develop their ideas, and then come together in the final week to present an online festival performance.

We are accepting a maximum of eight ideas for this project. An idea may be presented by an individual or a group.

Dates for Garage sessions:

Fri 25th September @ 4pm – 2 hours – All 8 ideas

Fri 2nd, 9th & 23rd October – 2 hours per group at either 4pm or 6pm (to be decided in week 1)

Fri 30th October @6pm  – Online Festival performance

Price: £200 fee for the whole Garage process 

To apply to be part of the Festival of Broken Stupid Ideas:

Please email Natasha: natasha@spymonkey.co.uk 

In up to 50 words please tell us about you 


In up to 50 words please tell us about your project/ what your idea might be (even if this is very vague initially).

Deadline to apply: 1st September. We will inform people/ groups selected on Tuesday 8th September. 

We look forward to hearing your broken stupid ideas!

Webinar – Overview of producing a show @ Online
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Overview of producing a show – Thurs 1st Oct 2pm (UK time)

With Producer Emily Coleman

A whistle stop tour through the main stages of producing a touring show – from bringing partners on board and fundraising, to timescales of the overall project management and final evaluation. This session will give you the key milestones for successfully producing your own projects. 

90 mins. Cap 30 people 

Webinar – Arts Council England Project Grants – In Depth @ Online
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Arts Council England Project Grants – In Depth – Thurs 8th Oct 9.30am (UK time)
With Producer Emily Coleman

This session will explore each section of the application in detail using examples from Spymonkey’s successful grants, as well as a guide to uploading your application onto ACE’s Grantium portal.
4 hours. Cap 20 people