Past Projects


Wood Street Market (12th April – 10th June 2012)

As part of the regeneration of Wood Street Market, we transformed an empty unit into a free theatre. For two months we held workshops, performances, installations, rehearsals and probably some things we can’t quite put into an easy category as part of a WBN curated festival of performance writing.


Ovid Reworked: The Brixton Project

Brixton Village Market (January 2010)

As part of the UK’s largest ’empty shops’ project Write By Numbers transformed an empty unit in Brixton Village into a free performance venue. As well as staging adaptations of stories from Ovid’s Metamorphoses we ran free workshops, invited people to come and contribute to our wall of change as well as distributing a rather large supply of tea and cake…

Over the two weeks Shop 82 held the premieres of 12 new plays, hosted workshops, staged music jams and housed artwork by Christopher Boyd. The accompanying blog was highlighted on, the production was given its own podcast on Empty Shops Radio and (along with Punchdrunk and The Royal Court) The Brixton Project was profiled in The Sunday Times. More information.