2017 artsdepot Residency

We are off to a sweet start for 2017 – we’ve been selected to participate in artsdepot’s Artist Residency Programme! We will be based in their Creation Space over 2 weeks in January, and want to thank artsdepot for the opportunity to begin researching and developing a brand new idea… With a working title of […]

2017 Tour Dates: A Machine they're Secretly Building

We’re really pleased to announce the first dates of the 2017 tour of A Machine they’re Secretly Building! We’ll be speaking up, speaking out, blowing the whistle and lifting the veil on the insidious machine of surveillance at a theatre hopefully near you (or near your mates – spread the word!) Some more dates will follow in the […]

Spring/Summer tour dates update

We’ve had a fantastic response so far to the first few showings of A Machine they’re Secretly Building and a real welcome at Lancaster Arts, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and Derby Theatre. Thanks to all who came along and to those who stayed for a chat afterwards. It’s been great to discuss and dissect the ideas that are raised […]


There has been an envelope sitting at Proto-type HQ this festive season. A FAT envelope. And we’ve all taken turns staring at it…

New piece for radio – airing next week…

All next week, the amazing BBC Radio Lincolnshire are running a special week of programming looking at the impact of the suffragettes. They’ve helped us to produce a radio play around the inspiring life of a local unsung heroine – Jessie Boucherett – who helped first petition parliament for the vote for women and was […]

NEW TRAILER: A Machine they're Secretly Building at Bite Size Festival 2015

We’ll be performing an excerpt from A Machine they’re Secretly Building’ at BITE SIZE Festival 2015 – a showcase of new performance making run by Warwick Arts Centre,  China Plate and mac birmingham. Please take a look at our new trailer and you can book tickets here – hope you can come! #AMTSB #BSIZE15  

Long overdue spring updates and A machine they're secretly building

Hi folks – it’s been too long. I’ve been promising to write a news post for about a month now, but the whole doing things got in the way of the whole writing things. Please accept my apologies and take this offering of a little of what we’ve been up to and a little of what’s coming next. – R 2015 […]

Calling all East Midlands-based graduate theatre companies…

The 2015 Proto-type Mentorship Scheme is designed to support graduate theatre companies seeking a professional career in the arts. We’ll be providing support to an East Midlands-based emerging company to help you engage with the organisational aspects of establishing your touring company, whilst developing your creative practice.