Theatre 503 International Playwriting Award

Theatre503 is once more seeking the best new plays and the most talented early career playwrights in the world.

The winning playwright will receive the £6,000 Carne Prize including an advance towards a guaranteed production at Theatre503 and publication by Samuel French Ltd, a Concord Theatrical’s company.

They also do everything they can to stage the work of the four other finalists, with 70% of our 2018 and 2020 finalists either produced or programmed to date.


  • you must not yet have had a full length play of more than 60 minutes produced professionally for at least 3-4 weeks in any theatre, 2 weeks or more in any major subsidised theatre/organisation including a national tour.
  • You will have limited International credits where longer runs are not part of another country’s ecology, and/or screen credits.


21st March 




Published on:
23 Feb 2022
Opportunity deadline:
21 Mar 2022


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