Welcome Guest!

As a guest you don’t have to register, but if you do, you can save listings to your ‘favourites’ and leave reviews.

Cast or Crew looking for digs?

Tired of theatres not investing the time to keep their digs list up to date? Sick of extortionate commission fees? You’ve come to the right place!

Our Digs has 150+ theatrical digs hosts ready to accommodate touring theatre professionals around the UK. Book direct with the host and avoid commission fees.

If you Register (free) you can ‘favourite‘ digs for later, review digs you’ve stayed at, and contact hosts though our messaging system. Search now.

Our hosts are encouraged to reply to every enquiry, and we want to hear about any that don’t so we can remove them and keep Our Digs up to date.


FAQ

Contact us if you have a query not answered in our Frequently Asked Questions below:

How do I know digs are confirmed?

A booking will only be secured on the host’s receipt of a deposit. The host will confirm receipt by email and/or telephone.

Guests are asked to provide hosts with details of the theatre company and venue they’ll be working at and in what capacity; of any special needs and approximate time of arrival.

Can Guests leave Reviews?

Yes! Guests can register to leave a review and ‘favourite’ listings too, so they can come back to them later.

How do I know a Host is genuine?

Hosts listed are either known to us personally or they are already hosting via an online website where reviews are left, e.g. Airbnb, TripAdvisor.

Once we’re more established, reviews and recommendations from previous guests will be available - which you’ll be able to help us with!

How does the site work for Guests?

Guests can browse the website and search via geographical location, self contained or private room(s).

There is a contact form on all our digs pages that Guests can submit directly to the Host to enquire about availability. So be sure to include relevant details, e.g…

  1. Dates
  2. Production title
  3. Theatre or performance venue
  4. Special requirements/further information

Alternatively, when guests are logged in, they can search the hosts, or find them by clicking on the host name on their listing page, and make contact through our internal messaging system.

How are Payments handled?

Payments are between host and guest. We encourage hosts to invoice the guest and request a deposit in advance of check-in. A host’s payment instructions and options should be set out on the invoice, along with check-in/out details.

We recommend hosts request a full night’s stay for a 1-week booking as deposit; 3-nights for 3-weeks and so on.

Any fees?

We don’t take commission as we don’t handle payments.

Our Digs donations from Hosts for rooms listed, and from Guests for enquiries, which will go towards our admin and web hosting fees. We are of course happy to take donations of any amount at any time for all the hard work we do 😉

Because there are no fees, digs cost less for guests and cost the same for hosts - so no one loses out and some gain!

Our Digs may decide to change this in the future, but will notify registered hosts in advance.

Who’s behind Our Digs?

I’ve been hosting theatre professionals, cast and crew for nearly 30-years in the north east of England. I also host non-theatrical guests from all over the world.

Disillusioned with other online forums keeping any deposits when guests cancel - too often last minute or not even showing up - and me being a web designer, I decided to build a directory of theatre digs in the UK to put more control into the hands of the hosts and guests themselves.

That said, there are still other great resources out there to find digs, such as Theatre Digs Lists, Crew Rooms and of course Theatre Digs Booker.

Currently the site survives on a kind of ‘beerware‘ basis so donations are truly appreciated. In the future this may change so we take some sort of commission, but there are no plans just yet.

Recent changes

10 Mar 2018

  • Site redesign to incorporate a better logging-in system.
  • We’ve separated the Digs and the Host information.
    • Members now have a new profile page (click here when logged in), where they can add a cover photo, a selfie and a short bio (only 180 chars).
    • Hosts also have a link to all their listing; Guests to their reviews (comments).
    • You can also change your name, email and mobile numbers here too.

6 Feb 2018

  • Thanks to a host’s suggestion – we have doubled the number of photos per listing from 10 to 20.
  • We’ve also added a smoking/non-smoking field which we’d appreciate you updating at your earliest convenience!

20 Jan 2018

  • Major Changes and improvements have been implemented on Our Digs to make it easier to use for Guests and Hosts alike.
    • Guests should find it easier to navigate and search the listings; contact hosts directly and save favourite digs for later.
    • Hosts have more control over their listing, login, adding/deleting and rearranging photos, and handling multiple listings.
  • We have now closed the old-style listings and migrated all listings over. Links remain the same.

15 Nov 2017

  • We’ve changed the bed/guest number structure on the website to show max only, so please check and adjust your numbers accordingly when you have time.
  • Nightly/weekly prices are from the minimum amount and can be adjusted per guest enquiry. If multiple digs, insert your lowest prices.
  • We’ve removed the self-upload photos tab as many were struggling with it. Instead please email any photos as and when you get them to info@ourdigs.co.uk
  • A lot of you have received queries from Guests now, please try to respond as soon as you can so we can let them know who has availability. You can just ignore the message if your digs are not a convenient fit or unavailable.
  • Some hosts were asking about me so check the FAQ page for an update!
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