Top writer encourages young theatre makers
Playwright James Graham spoke to the young people at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster about his background and career.
Opportunity for a NE writer under 25
The Customs House in South Shields is offering an opportunity to a NE-based playwright under the age of 25
WGGB Olwen Wymark Theatre Encouragement Awards 2019
Playwrights get to thank those who encouraged their new work through these awards, given to those who have provided practical and professional support.
Bruntwood play prize up for grabs again
The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, the richest of its kind in Europe, is again open for entries from anyone aged 16+.
Audience choice in play festival
A platform for undiscovered writing, acting and directing talent has found a new home in the North.
Manchester Fringe abuzz about The Hive
Greater Manchester Fringe has opened a brand-new curated branch called The Hive for new writers and performers for next year’s festival.
Opportunities to be part of Derby Theatre summer festival
Theatre-makers are being offered opportunities to be part of Departure Lounge, Derby Theatre’s “annual summer festival of ground-breaking work”.
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.