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Ever wanted to try writing a play?  Do you know someone with a talent for writing? Currently living or working in Wandsworth?  This is the opportunity for you!


Wandsworth Writes is a unique free opportunity for anyone between 18 – 81 who lives or works in Wandsworth.

Theatre503 are running 2 online introductory playwriting courses starting in November.

Courses will be divided by age, each running for 5 online evening sessions followed by one in person sharing of participants work.

You will explore finding starting points/inspirations for writing; creating characters; writing monologues, developing dialogue and subtext, dramatic action and character arcs, rhythm and dialogue, spoken word and poetic language, location and setting, and the opportunity to read extracts from a number of Theatre503 plays.

There will be practical writing exercises, tutorials, script reading and the opportunity to meet and talk to members of the Theatre503 team. So if you’re interested in writing for the stage and the working of a new writing theatre this is an ideal opportunity to get a taste.

You do not need any writing experience, or you may have tried and now find yourself wanting to return to it. Whatever your experience we want to get to know you.

Thanks to the support of the Wandsworth Council these courses will be offered free of charge.


COURSES – All sessions 7– 9.30pm

Under 50 – Thursday evenings starting 24th Nov (Then 1st Dec/8th Dec/15th Dec/22nd Dec)

Sessions will be led by Joseph Barnes-Philips

Over 50 – Tuesday evenings starting 22nd Nov (Then 29th Nov/6th Dec/13th Dec/20th Dec)

Sessions will be led by Stewart Melton

Final Session for both groups – Tuesday 10th Jan 2023

In addition to the courses, all participants will get the opportunity to see Zombiegate at Theatre503 and it’s related Rapid Write Response event, and in the new year attend The Boys Are Kissing previews shows and have a go themselves at writing a Rapid Write Response.

 “There are loads of courses for writers out there once you’ve got some experience, but there’s nothing for writers who don’t even know they’re writers yet. I wish there had been something like this when I was starting out”

Ross Willis ( Theatre503’s 503Five Alumni and writer of Wolfie) 



Please fill in this nomination form and we will be in touch with you/your nominee in May to let you know whether you have been successful.

If you need any more information or to arrange to talk to someone directly please email or call Theatre503 box office on 02079787040

Deadline for applications for these courses will be is 12pm (noon) Fri 18th Nov.

Places are limited so get your nominations in…

We are committed to making our Wandsworth Writes course as accessible as possible. For more information on how we can make this course accessible, check out our Accessibility Page, or drop us an email.

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