St Andrews Playwriting Award- for Scottish playwrights

The Byre Theatre in St Andrews in partnership with Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and Perth Theatre are launching a new Playwriting Award to encourage and support the next generation of playwrights living in Scotland. The award will provide a key opportunity for an emerging playwright’s career development.

The St Andrews Playwriting Award is a playwriting competition with the selected playwright receiving a commission and a professional production, produced by Perth Theatre, to be performed in the main auditorium of The Byre Theatre and in Perth Theatre’s Joan Knight Studio in January 2023.

As well as a commission fee of £7,800, the selected playwright will be supported throughout the writing process with a residency, mentoring, script development workshops and dramaturgy. An additional two shortlisted writers will receive script development workshops.

Applicants must be:

  • Resident in Scotland
  • Playwrights who have not had their first professional commission of a full-length play

It is expected that the commissioned play will be for a maximum of four performers and between 60 – 90 minutes.



5pm, Monday 17 January 2022

Published on:
23 Nov 2021
Opportunity deadline:
17 Jan 2022


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