The Larder is an informal gathering of folk from UK theatre, and from other creative industries, and from elsewhere in the world. We gather in many different ways, for mutual support and shared resources.
Jenifer Toksvig facilitates The Larder, sometimes in partnership with individuals or organisations. We are predominantly a tribe of UK theatre-makers, and most resourceful in that area (especially musical, devised, verbatim, transmedia, and gaming hybrids).
We also welcome those who work in any other creative industry, anywhere in the world. We have members who work in film, TV, radio, literature, visual arts, photography, handcrafts and more. The Larder often opens space that welcomes and facilitates inter-discipline collaboration.
As a gathering of folk, we encourage and will do our best to support anyone who is motivated to advocate for their own creative industry along the Larder's collective ethical practice intentions.
We connect daily in a Facebook group here -
To be sure that you get info about our events and various benefits like discounts that we arrange for members, please join our mailing list here -
You can email us here -
Tiny Shows is a regular Larder event. It's a weekend of intense scratch theatre making, designed as a safe space to:
- facilitate risk-taking
- allow participants to go through the full arc of theatre-making from writing to performance
- counter all the rejection we experience by being as open-access as possible.
The weekend is also about having the chance to meet a new tribe of makers, and try out some new collaborations.
Upcoming events include two members-only gatherings to discuss the development of The Larder, and seed some ethical practice intentions as a responsive resource for the members.
If you're interested in coming along to these events, please join The Larder's Facebook group and/or email list.
Previous events include:
- The Larder @ Omnibus Theatre: LGBTQ+ Tiny Shows
- The Larder @ The Old Nuns Head: a safe space for exploring new projects, with dramaturgy provided
- The Larder @ Soho Theatre: an industry open space on Musical Theatre Writing
- The Larder @ So And So Arts: the first iteration of Tiny Shows
The Larder is part of some interconnected gatherings of theatre makers and professional organisations facilitated by Jen, including:
Women Who Write Musicals
For those who can self-identify under that description and have written (or are writing) at least one musical. This is a truly global gathering.
For those who make what they could call community-embedded theatre, in the UK and beyond.
UK LGBTQ+ Theatre Makers
For those in the UK who self-identify under this umbrella. Please note that this is a closed group, and although non-members cannot see what is posted in it, they can see the membership list, and your FB friends will see that you are a member of this group.