Here you'll find opportunities passed on to us by our friends and partner organisations:



Amazon's audiobook company Audible has launched a $5 million grant to commission and develop work from emerging UK and US playwrights to create one or two person audioplays.

Drop them an email on for more information.


Arcola Theatre

The Arcola and The Orseis Trust are seeking to commission and support a new Main Stage play by an emerging to mid-career BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Refugee) writer for their 2018/2019 season. 

Application details here.

Deadline: 19 September.



Our friends at Tamasha are soliciting applications for the fourth year of their Tamasha Playwrights group. This is how we met many of our COME TO WHERE I'M FROM: London playwrights last year. 

More information on Tamasha's website here.

Deadline: 25 September.



One of our favourite companies, Graeae have relaunched their Write To Play scheme. Write to Play is an exciting initiative to cultivate and promote D/deaf and disabled writers this year specifically focused on BAME writers. 

More information here

Deadline: 2 October.


West Yorkshire Playhouse

The brilliant WYP have two script submission windows every year for writers born, raised or currently living in Yorkshire. 

For full details check the WYP website and click on 'Script Reading'.

Deadline: 27 October. 


Itch + Scratch

The team at Itch + Scratch are looking for short plays responding to the theme of 'Great' Britain. 

Full details here.

Deadline: 2 October.


National Theatre Scotland

Similar to ourselves, NTS accept script submissions year round. Be sure to check their guidelines before submitting. 

Full details here.


Bruntwood Prize

It's always worth checking out the Bruntwood Prize's website as they run excellent workshops for writers and have an abundance of resources. And of course you can submit your play for the prize. 

Full details here.


Royal Court

The Royal Court run some fantastic groups for playwrights and also broadcast a Playwrights Podcast hosted by PP writer Simon Stephens. 

Full details here.


If you have an opportunity that you'd like posted here please email We try and list as many as we can.