Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018

Theatre503 is the award-winning home of new writers and a launchpad for the artists who bring their words to life, staging the work of more debut writers than any other theatre in the country. Theatre 503 is searching for the best new plays and most talented debut playwrights.

The winning play will receive £6,000 with a guaranteed production. The award is an unprecedented one, recognising new and emerging writers for an outstanding original piece of work for the stage that makes you see the world anew. The 2018 Theatre503 Playwriting Award is for debut writers of all ages who have not yet had a full length professional production staged.

The judging panel for this award have included Chris Campbell (Literary Manager, Royal Court), Timberlake Wertenbaker (Our Country’s Good), Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard), Dennis Kelly (Matilda the Musical), Lily Williams (Curtis Brown), Roy Williams (Suckerpunch) and Erica Whyman (Deputy Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company and Chair, Theatre503).



Submissions open on 1st February 2018 to 31st March via the Theatre 503 website


If you need any more information go to or please contact Theatre 503 on, or 020 7978 7040.

Published on:
25 Jan 2018


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