The Central Heating Lab was formed in 2007 as a partnership program to fill the five theatres at ACT with great art, while nurturing the growth of artists, companies, and the cultural life of our great city. The full list of past Central Heating Lab events can be viewed here. It’s been a grand experiment. Now, we are stepping into a brand-new phase. Starting in 2015, the program formerly known as the Central Heating Lab will now simply be known as ACTLab. With this new name, comes a new vision and mission:

ACTLab is investing in the imagination of audiences and artists, cultivating new ideas through experimentation, excellent art, and meaningful partnerships.

ACTLab exists to invite artists to experience and create groundbreaking process and product through a curated partnership program.

Applications for participation are available here and can be submitted by emailing All questions can be directed to our Artistic Team at

ACTLab Available Dates and Venues for Multi-Week Productions
ACTLab co-presents up to eight large multi-week productions per year, over-lapping programming in four theatre spaces. For additional information on dates and venues for short-run productions, please fill out the ACTLab application and include your specific questions when submitting it to