Lyric Theatre Script Submissions

This open call is an opportunity for us to connect with writers and find exciting ideas that could benefit from paid development and support in the Lyric Theatre Studio and Main House.

Submissions are open to writers from all stages in their career and who are currently living in the UK. The Lyric especially encourages writers who live and work in West London and from people who are currently underrepresented in the UK theatre industry including people from ethnically diverse backgrounds, who are d/Deaf or disabled, who are non-binary, LGBTQIA+, who have caring responsibilities.


  • They can only accept one script per writer.
  • Scripts must be full-length – at least one hour in duration (as a guide, this is 40+ pages).
  • They are open to all forms of theatre including musicals, adaptations and translations. For adaptations and translations, please ensure you have the appropriate rights for the book, film etc.
  • They cannot accept redrafts, resubmissions or scripts that have had a full production – they classify a full production as more than 7 performances.


Sunday 5 December 2021 at 23:59

Scripts will be read by the Lyric’s Artistic team.
Please expect to hear back from  within 3 months after the submission deadline.
Unfortunately, they cannot offer detailed feedback, however, they will let you know if they intend to pursue your script further or not.

Published on:
5 Nov 2021
Opportunity deadline:
05 Dec 2021


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  1. What formats are you accepting?

    by David Francis
    3:58 pm, 7 Nov 2021
    1. Hi David

      I’m not one of the organisers- I just promote opportunities and events that I think writers will find valuable here. Please click through to the Lyrics own site and/or contact them directly


      Bruntwood Prize Co-ordinator

      by Chloe Smith
      9:11 am, 8 Nov 2021