All the latest playwriting opportunities out there... If you have one you'd like included, contact us at info@theatreintherough.com



Make It Write Productions

As it is 200 years since the first publication of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley we'd like you to write a play looking at the theme of Monsters whether literal or hypothetical...
Deadline: 12 January 2019

Shrill Voices 2019

The Shrill Voices Residency is a brand new programme designed to kickstart fresh work by female writers. As part of a two week programme, eight artists or companies will develop their work at the Rosemary Branch Theatre...
Deadline: 13 January 2019


Union Theatre

The team that brought you Shorts @ The Canal 1 & 2, Shorts@ The Union, The Twilight Hour season 1 & 2 and with Love Shots currently in production are inviting all writers to submit a play no longer than 20-minutes for their next show. Plays selected will be performed for a week at the Union Theatre, Off-West End award winning theatre in Southwark. One play per writer. No character limit. Minimal set. Up to 20-minutes stand-alone play. Please send your short play to: shortsatthecanal@gmail.com
Deadline: 13 January 2019

Cast Iron

We are seeking plays for the twelfth edition of our short play night in April. This time it's a free write – that means there’s no theme! You get to write exactly what YOU want to write...
Deadline: 20 January 2019


The Scene Spring Edition

Our scratch night, The Scene has firmly established itself in West London as a great place to witness new ideas being lifted off the page. Our aim is to provide a platform for female-centric new writing from artists in need of an outlet to do what they love most. To explore, develop and share their work. We are particularly interested in hearing from West London based artists...
Deadline: 27 January 2019

Swings & Roundabouts

Write a 15 minute play (no extracts) based on your favourite story. Choose a fairytale, fable, moral, myth - or even play and set it in the modern day...
Deadline: 28 January 2019


Arundel Festival Theatre Trail

The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, is now in its seventeenth year​...
Deadline: 31 January 2019

Access Platform

Access Platform is a new writing night platforming 5 D/deaf and disabled writers at Vault Festival 2019...
Deadline: 31 Jan 2019


The Script Room

We are looking for original and unperformed scripts. Do you have a finished script or a script you are working on? Would you like to see it performed at The Script Room?
Deadline: 31 Jan 2019

Leeds Playhouse

Our next script window will be open from 1st to 31st January 2019. We want to hear from writers who are from or who are living in Yorkshire or who feel a particular connection to Leeds Playhouse and our programme...
Deadline: 31 Jan 2019


Bush Theatre

Deadline: 1 Feb 2019

The Papatango New Writing Prize

Opening in 2009, the Papatango New Writing Prize was the first – and remains the only – annual playwriting award in the UK to guarantee an emerging playwright a full production on the professional stage...
Deadline: 17 Feb 2019


2019 Festival of New Irish Plays

Green Curtain Theatre are looking for plays on the theme of 'breaking away'...
Deadline: 28 February 2019

Science Fiction Theatre Festival

Horatio Productions are looking for groundbreaking short science fiction plays, for writers coming from all walks of life, for daring and innovative creators, for new ideas, revolutionary dreams, crazy stories, for the bold, the daring, and the unique...
Deadline: 28 February 2019


Windsor Fringe

Amateur playwrights world-wide are invited to submit unpublished one-act plays for the Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award...
Deadline: 5 March 2019

Mad Apple Collective

We are proud to introduce the Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award! 2019 is the inaugural year and we are looking forward to reading all of the entries we receive!
Deadline: 7 April 2019


Green Stories

We are looking for Stage Plays that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society...
Deadline: 30 June 2019



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