top of page


To put on a show with Mermaids, you first need to propose to the Committee. Information about proposal deadlines for each semester can be found on our Facebook page, but we've compiled some useful documents here for you to use while preparing that proposal. On our downloads page, you can find the Proposal Form, Budget FormRisk Assessment Form, all of which you will need to submit to propose to Mermaids, as well as information on potential Venuesand Proposal Guide compiled by our Productions Coordinator to help you. Remember that the Committee is here to answer any questions, and that taking advantage of our Office Hours and our Proposal Workshops, which we announce on Facebook, is a great way to get help on proposals! Each member of the Committee can help you with different parts of the Proposal and we would love to be able to do so. 

Once you have submitted a proposal, Mermaids Committee will invite you to a short meeting a few days later so that you can further explain your proposal, in-person, and answer some questions. We will then let you know if you have been passed. 

Below you can find the key documents that you will need to get started on a Proposal! 

Screenshot (17).png
Screenshot (15).png
Screenshot (16).png
Screenshot (18).png


Every semester, Mermaids put up shows across three different venues in St Andrews. These are The Byre Main Stage, The Stage in the Union and the Barron Theatre in the top studio of the Byre. Depending on cast sizes, budget and set, your show might work better in one venue than the other. To propose a show, you must specify which venue to wish to propose for, and to help you make that decision, we have gathered these venue details below. Please do reach out or talk to us in our office hours if you have any questions about what venue to choose. Do not contact any of the venues directly, we will organize the venue booking for you if your show gets passed after your proposal.


The Byre Theatre 

The Byre Theatre main stage is the largest venue that Mermaids perform in, and usually we put up 1-2 shows there each semester. 

Audience capacity: 216

Cost: Flat fee £900 (includes 2 nights and one full get-in day before)

Box Office Split: 7%

Stage Dimensions: TBC

Number of Dressing Rooms: 3


The Stage

The Stage in the Student Union is our mid-sized stage which offers great opportunities to work with different stage levels in your show. We usually put up 1-2 shows in the Stage each semester.

Audience capacity: 165

Cost: Flat fee £200 (includes 2 nights and a get-in day on the first show day)

Stage Dimensions: TBC

Number of Dressing Rooms: 1


The Barron Theatre

The Barron Theatre is the smaller of our 3 venues, and offers a perfect environment for an immersive audience experience. Mermaids usually put up around 4 shows in the Barron each semester. 

Audience capacity: 60

Cost: £1 per ticket sold

Stage Dimensions: TBC

Number of Dressing Rooms: 1

bottom of page