I spoke on the phone to Glesni Price-Jones who is an Assistant Producer at the WMC.
The WMC have an 'Open Office' scheme in which artists can book in a 20-30 minute slot for a conversation with a producer at the WMC to discuss their ideas and gain feedback.
I wanted to find out how I can get my show from my head and onto the stage. Here are some of the key points that Glesni raised.
The WMC host at least two scratch nights per year and told me to keep my eyes peeled and to apply as soon as it comes up. The WMC scratch night gains a large audience and there's plenty of opportunity for feedback - plus its a 'pay what you feel' with the money going to the artists.
They have a small stage area in the cafe where they tend to put on smaller productions. This is the space that I would most realistically be able to get into first.
They do offer production support (similar to the Riverfront) however they wouldn't look into my project as they start with projects that are already drawing crowds of 200-300 people. So that kinda sucks, but I guess it's something to aim for!