Upcoming Projects

Watch this space to see what projects we have coming up, or follow us on our social media to keep updated!  We will always put links to buy tickets on this page for any shows we have going on and we will post any casting or backstage opportunities on here too!

Twelfth Night Or What You Will


We will be performing Shakespearean comedy open-air on the 28th and 29th of September and the 5th and 6th of October. Auditions are being held on the 10th and 11th of July at 8.15pm. Check out the opportunities board below for more info!

Not My Type


Is there a part you've always wanted to play but you've never been cast as because you're 'the wrong type'?

Black Box has always been passionate about challenging traditional casting, and we're really excited to announce our workshop project -Not  My Type. Drop us an email with the subject 'Not My Type'  and tell us the part you want to play and the scene and we can get back to you and set up a workshop! We'll spend a couple of hours working on it, film the final product for your show-reels, twitter or whatever else you fancy!

Let's break some typecasts!


New Writers Night


We are looking to select 3 short original plays, to give a platform to new and emerging writers. We will assign each play a different director and cast it, and showcase them all at our New Writers Night in December 2019. Watch this space for more info and updates.

Creative opportunities with us

Twelfth Night 

We will be performing 'Twelfth Night' on the 18th and 19th of September and the 5th and 6th of October and we shall be rehearsing from mid-August up until that point.

Auditions are taking place at the Maltings Theatre, St Albans, AL1 3HL, next week on the 10th and 11th of July from 8.15pm.

If you are interested in auditioning,  email us at blackbox.theatre@outlook.com with a brief description of yourself and your experience and what part you'd like to try and we will send you a monologue/duologue for that character. You don't have to be off-script for the audition, we just want to see your interpretation of the character. In addition to this, we may ask you to read a different character on the day as well. This will either be one that contrasts to the character you've chosen or you can choose yourself if there's another part you'd like to read for.

The characters to audition for are as follows:




Sir Toby Belch


Sir Andrew Aguecheek





We also have some backstage opportunities, for which if you are interested, just drop us an email telling us what you'd like to do. The backstage roles we are currently looking for are:

Costume designer

Costume makers x2

Costume assistant

Makeup artist

Set designer

Props assistant

Ushers x5

Not My Type

Not My Type is a continuous project, so if you're an actor who's always wanted to play a certain role, drop us an email at blackbox.theatre@outlook.com with the subject Not My Type and we will try and book a workshop. If you like we can film to final product to add to your show-reel or social media.

However, Not My Type is something we would like to develop into a performance on stage with a series of the monologues and duologues we have workshopped. Therefore we might ask you if that's something you would like to take part in as well. We are aiming to perform it in January 2020.

New Writers Night

If you would like to submit a short play, email us at blackbox.theatre@outlook.com with the subject New Writers  and the script attached and we will let you know by the end of October whether or not you are successful.