Age Recommendation: 18+
From: £150, with some bursaries available
Runs once a month on Tuesday evenings with occasional Saturday workshops. See below for further details.
The Writers’ Lab programme is an entry-level course designed to support new writers to create a play over 9 months. Workshops cover a wide range of topics and are led by Lakesha Arie-Angelo, Sharmila Chauhan and Jules Haworth with a number of guest artist masterclasses over the year. They take writers through a three-draft process with one-to-one feedback support, with an opportunity at the end of the process for writers to submit to the annual Tony Craze Award.
Writers Lab runs once a month on Tuesday evenings with occasional Saturday workshops. The course involves 48 writers, who are placed into three groups of 16.
Oct: Sat 14 Oct, daytime
Nov: one Tue evening, tbc 6.30-9.30pm
Dec: one Tue evening, tbc 6.30-9.30pm
Jan: Sat 27 Jan, daytime
Feb: one Tue evening, tbc 6.30-9.30pm
Mar: one Tue evening, tbc 6.30-9.30pm
Apr: One-to-One feedback Sessions on dates tbc
May: Sat 20 May, daytime (tbc) and one-to-one feedback sessions on dates tbc
Jun: Sat 15 June, daytime (tbc) and one-to-One feedback sessions on dates tbc
Workshops will take place in person at Soho Theatre. Applicants must be available for the full programme. For more detail about the course structure and dates, see our FAQs below.
Applications & fees
The fee for the course is £150, which covers the full 9 months, roughly 35-40 hours of workshops and three rounds of feedback. They have a limited amount of bursaries available to people on Universal Credit, other benefits, or a low income. They also have the following sponsored bursaries available for October 2023:
- Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini bursaries for people who identify as disabled
- Alistair Wilkinson bursaries for people from low socioeconomic backgrounds
- JBR bursaries for people who identify as trans or non-binary
12noon, Tue 15 Aug.