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, whose play In Event of Moone Disaster runs from 4 – 28th October 2017 at Theatre503.

We are currently updating our script submission portal, in order to be able to make our script reading process even more effective and allow us to administer our 2018 Playwriting Award in house. We will also be catching up on around 400 plays we have not been able to get to, due to the 503Five application process.

We will reopen to receive scripts in a couple of months