Croydon Live!

Croydon Live at The Upper Norwood Library Hub

The Upper Norwood Library Hub (UNLH) and JLA Productions are delighted to announce the arrival of Croydon Live a series of family friendly performances at UNLH streamed LIVE into homes for families and friends to enjoy. This project has been made possible through funding from the Croydon Cultural Relief Fund (Croydon Council) and is a showcase for Croydon’s vibrant cultural scene embracing the wealth and diversity of our creative talent.

We will be broadcasting 6 performances from the Burgundy room at UNLH, performed to a socially distanced audience. If you want to be a part of this then here’s what we’re looking for:


We’re looking for three Croydon based writers or playwrights to write 3 brand new pieces of family friendly theatre to be commissioned by UNLH and produced by JLA Productions. Pieces need to be innovative and help us to build and diversify our audience whilst enhancing their cultural and creative experience. 

If you wish to be considered for a commission please contact JLA Productions on: to discuss potential ideas. There will be a writer’s fee for each piece.


We’re also looking for 3 pieces of family friendly theatre from existing Croydon based companies.

If you’re a Croydon based theatre company and think you have a show, or an idea for a show that you think would work in this project then please send details over to: There will be a company fee for each piece. 

Each piece may be around 45 minutes and must be suitable for a family audience. If it is an existing piece, it may be adapted down to fit the time frame. If it is designed for a particular age range please indicate this when applying. 

The pieces can be original or adapted from existing work, they could reflect our changed world, lockdown and social distancing, acknowledging how we have all had to adjust.

Each piece must be by writers or companies based in the London Borough of Croydon.
We will be sending out information again in the near future when we’re looking for Directors and Actors for the newly commissioned projects. So watch this space or visit to join our mailing list and be kept informed.

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