The Royal Court Theatre, London- Introduction to Playwriting Group

This is an opportunity for writers new to playwriting but with raw talent and big ideas to think more deeply about writing for theatre alongside a group of their peers, guided by produced playwrights working with the Royal Court. Your application may include the first 10 pages you have ever written or it may be an extract from your first full-length play. This may be your first time applying for a group of this kind or you think this particular group can offer you something you need right now.

At the end of the course the writers are invited to submit a play and offered detailed feedback from the playwright/s leading the group, and members of the Literary and Artistic Teams.

Currently the theatre plan to run a group from Autumn 2023 and another two groups in early 2024. The Autumn Group will take place at the Royal Court Theatre. One of the 2024 groups will take place entirely online.

Each group runs for eight weeks. Sessions are usually in the evening and last 1.5 hours.



  • Applicants must be aged 18 or over and based in the UK or Ireland.
  • There is no fee to take part in the groups and they passionately encourage writers with little or no experience to apply.
  • They can support with access needs, travel to London and other costs (such as childcare) of joining a group.
  • Interpreters will be available in every session for BSL users.



Friday 30 June.


Introduction to Playwriting Groups

Published on:
1 Jun 2023
Opportunity deadline:
30 Jun 2023


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