Friargate Scratch

COMING SOON: The first ever Friargate Scratch will be on Friday April 26th at 7.30pm.

Tickets £5

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Friargate Scratch is an evening of variety, fun and new work. It’s a chance for new artists to try out new material in a friendly and supportive environment. We welcome all genres, theatre, film, photography, dance, stand-up, music at all stages of development.

Friargate Theatre is the home of Riding Lights Theatre Company which has an enviable reputation for developing new work. We love to celebrate imagination and innovation. and we are excited to be the first to see what York’s very talented artists are making.

Are you a new artist looking to try out some work?  Email to find out more about taking part!

We will offer:

  • basic technical support
  • a 10 minute slot in the evening to share your work in progress with the audience
  • written audience feedback to take away

You should provide: (details by email to

  • any props the performance requires – we can provide basic wooden chairs on request in advance
  • all technical requirements with one week’s notice
  • be available from 3pm on the day for tech and rehearsal – timings can be negotiated with the theatre one week in advance.