This Spring our 503 Studio Writers Programme returns 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 Spring 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.

503STUDIO: SPRING WRITERS PROGRAMME

TASTERS

A Writer’s First Bite 1Tues 23 Feb
A Writer’s First Bite 2Tues 23 Mar

Both sessions are the same.

COURSES

Introduction To Playwriting Natalie Mitchell Mon 1 Mar –29 Mar
Write Your Short Play Brian Mullen Thurs 18 Feb –25 Mar
Write Your First Full Length Play Steve Harper Thurs 21 Jan –25 Mar
Advanced Playwriting Brad Birch Mon 18 Jan –15 Feb  

MASTERCLASSES

Writing EcologicallySteve WatersWed 20 Jan
Documenting our Living HistoriesYasmin JosephWed 27 Jan
Introduction To ScreenwritingStephen BeresfordWeds 3 Feb
Being FearlessGurpreet Kaur BhattiWeds 10 Feb
Personal, Political and Metaphysical ArcsKyo ChoiWeds 17 Feb
Reaching for the EpicBeth SteelWeds 24 Feb
Breaking FormChinonyerem OdimbaWeds 3 Mar
Deep StructureOladipo AgboluajeWeds 10 Mar
Making Backstory ActiveDavid EldridgeWeds 17 Mar
Writer’s BlockDanusia SamalWeds 24 Mar
Politics of TextAmy Bethan EvansWeds 31 Mar

HOW TO…

… Write a Funding BidTues 23 Feb
… Embed Diversity and Inclusion Into Your Creative LifeWeds 3 Mar
… Approach Script ReadingWeds 10 Mar
… Produce Your Work On Digital PlatformsTues 23 Mar
Cast Your ShowTues 30 Mar

OPEN TALKS

Can we Fix the Fringe?Tues 16 Mar


1-2-1 DRAMATURGY

1-2-1 DramaturgyYear Round Service


We have committed a significant portion of our DCMS Cultural Recovery Fund 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.