At Cumbernauld Theatre we want to support artists and companies of all backgrounds, experiences and art-forms to develop their work and careers with us.

Whether that’s about bringing a piece of theatre to our stage, developing a new project with our community, or finding out current opportunities to work with us – then Creative Opportunities is the place for you.

Community Driven

At Cumbernauld Theatre we truly believe in our role as a cultural hub for the communities of Cumbernauld and North Lanarkshire. We want all of the work that we make and programme to speak to the people who live, work, and visit here.

In 2021, Cumbernauld Theatre undertook a Community Research Consultation with Culture Croft to get a better understanding of the people who make up our wonderful town. We wanted to develop a better understanding of what they wanted from us, the kinds of cultural activities they found most exciting, and – most importantly – the challenges they face living in North Lanarkshire. Our research finished in August, last year, and revealed to us some of the critical challenges our communities faced. From the 218 people we consulted with, we found that the following issues were the most prevalent for our region:

  • Access To Green Spaces
  • Community Involvement in Decision Making
  • Reducing the cost of living, food poverty and isolation
  • More Employment Opportunities
  • Equality of Participation

With these clear priorities in mind we are focused on developing projects and performances that engage with these issues. As an organisation we are committed to equitable access to the arts and strongly believe in the power of culture as a catalyst for change in our community and the lives of the people who live here. We aim to be open, transparent and accountable to our audiences, participants, staff and the wider sector, which means we will always advertise openly for our year round creative opportunities.

If you are an artist or local organisation interested in responding to these themes, have a project that already does, or would like to find out more please take a look through our Current Opportunities page or contact us by telephone on 01236 732 887 or by email:

Mark McAvoy, our Community Engagement Manager –

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