Get the most out of East Meets West by joining the community and building yourself a profile. You can then communicate with other members, post to the discussion forums and add events to the community calandar.

East Meets West is for everyone working in the professional independent theatre sector within the Midlands.

By theatre we mean the whole gamut of live performance from dance to circus, spoken word to live art, immersive to more traditional, plus all of those indefinable bits in between. If you describe what you do as theatre in some way, East Meets West is for you.

By everyone we mean Administrators, Composers and Musicians, Designers, Directors, Dramaturgs, Evaluators, Facilitators, Funders, General Managers, Marketers, Performers, Producers, Production and Stage Managers, Technicians, Theatre-Makers, Writers… and anyone else who helps to get independent theatre in front of audiences. We support Artists, but we also know that others working in the sector need a support network too.

Whilst we recognise the enormous contribution amateur organisations and societies bring to the cultural landscape of the Midlands, East Meets West is intended for those working within the industry in a professional capacity.

Most members will live and work in the East or West Midlands. For our purposes, an Eastie is based and making work in: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire or Rutland — and a Westie is based and making work in: Birmingham, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton or Worcestershire.

If you don’t live in the Midlands, you can be an Honorary Member. All we ask is that you have a vested interest in work being created in (and not just touring to) the Midlands.

East Meets West is an inclusive network and we want to reach and welcome as wide and as diverse a membership as possible. We’d love to hear from you and join forces to help more people engage with the network.

We believe that a community thrives because of the individuals within it, no matter what size or shape of organisation they work for. Therefore, please register as yourself. You’ll have an opportunity to talk about your organisation(s) on your profile.

You may have spotted that despite this, Little Earthquake (curators of East Meets West) has a organisation profile. This is purely for site administration. Each member of Team Quake has a personal profile too.

We are committed to protecting your personal information. It’s your information, it’s personal, and we respect that.

As with any kind of social network, information you choose to post on can be viewed by other members of the network.

Before singing up you should read our Privacy & Data Usage Policy,  along with our Terms, Conditions & Community Guidelines.