Woven Voices Prize- updated for 2023

The Woven Voices Prize for Playwriting platforms the voices of migrant playwrights in the UK, staging their work in the heart of the West End. Returning for a second year following the success of the inaugural award, the Woven Voices Prize celebrates migrant writers, an underrepresented demographic on British stages. It is a proclamation of a global, multicultural Britain.

​This year they are are looking for more outstanding new plays from migrant writers at any stage of their career. Your play does not have to be about migration—all they ask is that it tells an exciting story for the stage.



The competition is open to first generation migrants living in the UK.

 This is a sometimes fluid category. Some definitions may include those who:

  • do not hold a British passport but reside primarily in the UK

  • have moved to the UK after spending formative years abroad 

  • have moved to the UK as a child, are culturally British but are sometimes seen as a migrant or sees themselves as a migrant

  • weren’t born in the UK and have English as a second language

  • are an asylum seeker, a refugee or undocumented in the UK.

Ultimately, you are the best judge of whether you identify as a migrant. 

There is no age limit, and no minimum or maximum level of experience to enter.



1 June 2023, 12pm noon



Published on:
26 Apr 2023
Opportunity deadline:
01 Jun 2023


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