Papatango New Writing Prize open for submissions
Playwrights are invited to submit original scripts for the Papatango New Writing Prize for a chance to receive a £6,000 commission.
Ready to Read? Theatre Book Prize opens for entries
Judges have been announced for the next Theatre Book Prize from the Society for Theatre Research and entries are invited.
Adam's first play proves a winner
A play about the aftermath of a terrorist attack has won the first Lancaster Playwriting Prize.
First Lancaster play prize
The winner of the inaugural Lancaster Playwriting Prize will be announced at a showcase.
Welsh playwrights pen an an open letter to National Theatre Wales
A group representing Welsh and Wales-based playwrights has written an open letter to National Theatre Wales, expressing their concerns about its current direction.
Another opportunity for NE sketch writers
Leading comedy writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais are supporting the Sketch for Sammy competition in which local comedy writers are invited to submit a sketch which will be considered for inclusion in a future Sunday for Sammy show.
Square Peg Scripts: playwriting opportunity for 'neurodivergent' writers
Budding writers who "identify as neurodivergent" have until 10 October to apply for a place in Mainspring Arts' new initiative.
Performance previews at Dukes
There’s an opportunity to see what some North West performers are working on before anyone else at The Dukes.
A night of northern writers at Northern Stage
New Writing North and the Royal Court present new plays by nine northern writers at Northern Stage.
An opportunity for NE sketch writers
A chance for local sketch writers to have their work crowned the best in the region.
Vital Signs offers playground
The 2018 Vital Signs festival will offer a creative playground for artists working across movement and creative writing.
16-year-old playwright triumphs in GM Fringe
A 16-year-old schoolgirl from Salford won two awards for her debut play at Salford Arts Theatre as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe.
Matthew’s Zombiegate wins Pitch Your Play contest
Matthew Gabrielli from Birmingham is one of three winners of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust Pitch Your Play writing contest.
Liverpool playwriting prize deadline approaches
The deadline for the third Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is fast approaching.
London Writers’ Week 2018
London Writers’ Week 2018, the annual celebration of what's best in writing this year focuses on writing for film.
New award from Oxford's The North Wall
The North Wall is offering support to a new theatre company to develop a piece of work for the 2019 Alchymy Festival.
McGregor wins commission from six theatres
Six theatres have announced a joint commission to create a piece of new writing for, with and about young people.
Sharing experience at Live Theatre and Northumbria University
Live Theatre and Northumbria University announce the appointment of their third Writer-in-Residence.
Royal Court writers at Northern Stage
Public readings of nine new plays developed by the Royal Court Writers’ Group: North are coming to Northern Stage
Comedy scripts sought for £10,000 prize
The third Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize invites writers to submit their comedy scripts.
Stockport festival of new writing
Stockport Garrick Theatre is undergoing a flurry of activity as it heads towards the end of its current season.
Women to the four in Liverpool
Four new plays focusing on the strong women are being showcased as part of the Liverpool Fringe by the City’s Make It Write production group.
Seeking new NW playwrights
A new playwriting prize is being launched to discover new voices from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Customs House appoints new writer
The Customs House in South Shields has appointed its first Young Writer in Residence.