We want to find, nurture and support writers from all ages and backgrounds. We offer a multitude of opportunities ranging from our pioneering Rapid Write Response programme to our 18 month writer’s residence, the 503Five.

We receive around 20 unsolicited scripts a week from writers at all stages of their careers. Each script will be read by our experienced script readers. Recommended work is passed to our Senior Reading panel and then to the senior 503 team.

In 2014 we introduced our playwriting award, awarded in 2014 to Bea Roberts & Paul Murphy and in 2016 to Andrew Thompson, chosen out of over 1600 scripts from 52 countries.

The 2018 Playwriting Award is now open for submissions until March 31st. Click here to apply.