The Pleasance works with a great many emerging companies, but every now and again one stands out - Etch’s commitment to seeking out the best of new writing, engaging a community of emerging writers, actors and directors, and dedication to making high-quality innovative work makes them an exceptional part of the new writing scene...the seeds of the future start with them.
— Anthony Alderson, Pleasance Theatre Artistic Director
If you’re a writer, or interested in new writing, they should be on your radar.
— Samuel French Publishers
Etch is a funrance for new writing. The support they offer, the artists they bring together and the work they select makes Etch an essential stop on the journey towards creating a new piece of work.
— Andrew Whyment, Squint Artistic Director (Kevin Space Foundation Winner 2016)

Etch, founded in August 2014, is a female led theatre company which aims to discover, nurture and produce progressive new work. Our scratch nights and unique theatre events support emerging artists providing a platform from which to collaborate, experiment and develop. 

Etch is an Associate Company of Live at Zedel and the first Associate Company of Pleasance London.

Etch is supported by Pleasance Futures and English Touring Theatre Forge company programme.

Co-founded by Lucy Hollis and Ruth Milne.