Scratch Nights

The DH Ensemble is passionate about providing opportunities for Deaf and hearing artists to try out new pieces in front of an audience. We would like artists to make these pieces accessible to both Deaf and hearing audience members.

We held a number of events at Genesis Cinema and Battersea Arts Centre aimed at bringing D/deaf and hearing artists and audiences together and provide a platform to trial and showcase accessible performance.

Our next scratch night is at Battersea Arts Centre on Friday 6th October 2017. Tickets are 'Pay What You Can'. Book here

Want to show your work? Click to read the callout (in written English) or watch the BSL/captioned videos below, then click the link below the videos to apply. Applications close on 4th September 2017.

Important Information to read before applying

BSL Video For Audiences:


Want to apply to show your work at The DH Ensemble/ BAC Scratch night for Deaf and Hearing Artists and Audiences on 6th October 2017?

Applications open soon. In the meantime, watch the videos below to get a better understanding of what a "Scratch" Night is.

What is a "Scratch"?

How will this benefit me as an artist?

How Do I Apply?


Previous Events

One of our scratch nights received this received this glowing review from East London Lines. 

Battersea Arts Centre (above) and Genesis Cinema (below) photos by David Monteith-Hodge