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This Autumn we’re kicking off our new 503 Studio with an incredible line up of courses, masterclasses, 1-2-1 dramaturgy sessions, open talks, and taster sessions, led by some of the countries brightest and best writers, including 503 Alumni as well as the 503 team.

The Autumn Writers Programme will be delivered online. However, where there is demand we will also offer in person sessions later in the year where possible. To find out more about each programme and what is right for you, just click the course title.



Introduction To Playwriting Rex ObanoMon 12 Oct –9 Nov
Write Your First Full Length Play Steve HarperThurs 15 Oct –28 Jan
How To Start Writing   Tanya RonderTues 20 Oct – 1 Dec
Advanced Playwriting Sam PotterMon 16 Nov –14 Dec  


Improving Your Dialogue
Chris BushWed 14 Oct
Structure And Form
Tim CrouchWed 21 Oct
Using Acting to Aid Writing
Asif KhanWed 28 Oct
Creativity in Challenging TimesAnna JordanWed 11 Nov
Making Creatively Accessible Work
Nickie Miles-WildinWed 18 Nov
Dramatic Action
Simon StephensWed 25 Nov
Creating Characters
Sabrina MahfouzWed 2 Dec
Writing Comedy
Ola AnimashawunWed 9 Dec
Radicalising Dominant Narratives
Jasmine Lee-JonesWed 16 Dec


A Writer’s First Bite 1Tues 13 Oct
A Writer’s First Bite 2Tues 10 Nov
A Writer’s First Bite 3Tues 15 Dec

All sessions are the same, offered at different times during the programme


… Get Your Work OnThurs 29 Oct
… Embed Diversity and Inclusion Into Your Creative LifeMon 16 Nov
… FundraiseMon 7 Dec


What Does An Inclusive Industry Look Like Post-Covid?Mon 19 Oct
Can I Write Outside My Experience?Mon 23 Nov
Is It Ever Too Late To Start Writing?Mon 14 Dec


1-2-1 DramaturgyYear Round Service

We have committed a significant portion of our Arts Council England Emergency Grant to offer free and subsidised places to anyone struggling financially at the moment including long term unemployed/those on benefits, and anyone affected as a result of the impact of Covid-19 this year. If you would like to enquire about a particular course and hear more about our Share The Drama scheme, please get in touch with us.

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