Derby Theatre is on the lookout for anyone with a spare room, in and around the city who are interested in joining the Theatre’s Digs List, to offer short term accommodation to actors and other creatives who work at the Theatre throughout the year.
The Theatre employs and works with many different actors, artists and creatives from all over the country, on a regular, ongoing basis; whether they are working on a Derby Theatre produced show over a period of a few weeks, or with acting companies who are part of a touring production, usually performing at the venue for a week or so.
Touring life for creatives means they are away from home a lot, and therefore finding good, affordable digs, that feels homely is an important consideration.
Accommodation can be anything from a room in a family or shared house, to a self-contained flat or apartment. Company members often like to share digs, so if there is more than one room available in one place then please let us know.
Other key information we would like to know about includes:
- How close you are to Derby Theatre?
- Are there accessible travel routes?
- Do you have pets?
- Do you allow pets?
- Is the property smoking or non-smoking?
- Is there parking available?
- If and when visitors are allowed?
For the accommodation currently on the digs list, guests are usually given access to washing and cooking facilities, and don’t expect hotel service! They are usually looking for a home-from-home – and please bear in mind that due to the nature of their work, guests will often be keeping anti-social hours, so may be arriving home late and not working until the afternoon/evening.
Our produced shows often run for for anywhere between 5 – 10 weeks and actors will ideally want to stay for the duration. However, we also receive accommodation requests from visiting companies for anything from one night to a week, so timings vary and you can, of course, choose not to accept any bookings that aren’t convenient to you.
If you are interested in joining the Derby Theatre Digs List, you will be required to fill out a form giving details of the accommodation available, facilities offered and price you want to charge (usually between £85-140/week), plus any other useful information. We also ask that you send pictures of the accommodation.
It is important to us at the Theatre that we offer and provide actors, creatives and companies with warm, homely digs and we are hugely grateful to people who are able to open their homes to them. By way of thanks, we invite everyone on the Digs List to the Press and Guest performances of our professional home-produced shows. Many people have remained on our digs list for a number of years, and enjoy the flexibility and variety that providing digs can bring.
For more information and to request a form, please contact Daniel Ellis – Company Stage Manager on email@example.com