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Script Submissions
We run an open submissions policy all year round. CLICK HERE to submit your script.

Writers Nights

Writers Night is the first Wednesday of all four-week shows. Sign up to the writers mailing list to get discount tickets, meet the literary team, and submit for Rapid Write Response.

Rapid Write Response
Rapid Write Response is a short play initiative open to writers of all levels of experience. Attend a full-run show in its first week and write a 10 minute play inspired by the show. Deadline for submissions is always the following Monday at 12noon. The 503 team will select between 6 and 8 scripts to be staged at Theatre503 two weeks later. RWR submissions should be emailed to

Sponsored by the Richard Carne Trust
The 503Five is an 18-month writer residency course for 5 UK resident playwrights only. It offers both full-length and short play commissions, a series of masterclasses with established professionals, and ongoing career development and guidance. The 5 writers are sourced from a bi-annual open submission.