The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is a unique engine for the discovery and promotion of new writing talent for theatre. A joint venture between the Royal Exchange Theatre and Manchester-based property company, Bruntwood, the competition is open to all writers, from first time playwrights to those with more experience.
Launched in 2005, the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting aims to discover and promote the best writing for theatre and has established itself as the UK’s most significant playwriting prize. Since 2005, there have been over 6,000 entries to the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and 11 playwrights have been awarded a total of £120,000 in prize money. Six critically acclaimed productions have been seen across the UK and in the last year 50,000 people have seen Bruntwood Prize winning work.
The three cycles of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, in 2005, 2008 and 2011 have identified a remarkable range of playwriting talent and many of the past winners have gone on to forge successful careers as playwrights.
As we enter into the next cycle of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, with entries from 31st January 2013, we are excited to discover what plays will emerge.
You can find out more information about previous competitions by clicking on the images below or on the profiles of each winning writer in the menu section to the right.