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The act of submitting creative work for a dramatist is as necessary as finishing it. But the process of finding the right submission opportunity can feel overwhelming. This is why, for more than 20 years, the Dramatists Guild has compiled a submissions and opportunities database, and published a full directory of theatres, agents, festivals, contests, workshops, retreats, and other submission opportunities to help make the life of the dramatist an easier one.

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  • Looking for a chance to bring your play from page to stage? Want to see new writing at its freshest? Reading Week connects playwrights and audiences, giving writers the opportunity to hear their scripts brought to life in a rehearsed reading and gain valuable feedback. Join us at Pleasance Islington for a week-long festival of new plays, with a different one every night - you could be sitting beside the next Sarah Kane or Tom Stoppard!
  • Pleasance is a registered charity and for over 30 years we have provided a valuable platform and launch pad for a huge collection of artists, both at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Pleasance Islington. We have also supported a great many individuals in associated creative, administrative and technical roles within the arts.
  • Pleasance is a registered charity and for over 30 years we have provided a valuable platform and launch pad for a huge collection of artists, both at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Pleasance Islington. We have also supported a great many individuals in associated creative, administrative and technical roles within the arts. Fringe Futures Festival is a brand new festival of LIVE work-in-progress shows from leading independent performance makers. Taking place in North and South London across May and June, Fringe Futures Festival is an innovative collaboration between the Pleasance &...
  • The Bomb Factory Art Foundation was founded on the premise that art, artists and creative culture offer significant value in our society. Our mission is to support artists, cultural organisations and educational institutions to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in the viewing and creation of art. The Bomb Factory enables contemporary visual arts practice to thrive through the provision of affordable studio and exhibition space as well as a supportive network of artists where peer collaboration and critique is encouraged. All resident artists support the organisation by contributing...
  • Camden Youth Theatre is completely free to attend and introduces young people aged 13-19, who live or go to school in Camden, to the skills they need to make their own inventive new theatre. CYT work with top professional theatre-makers, creating new shows and performing at two of London’s best studio theatres: here at Camden People’s Theatre and New Diorama Theatre. Our mission is to support young and emerging artists making inventive new theatre – particularly about issues that matter to people right now.
  • The Literal Challenge - a social enterprise that brings together a community of writers, wannabe writers and newbies through creative challenges.
  • The biennial BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition is an opportunity for writers from outside the UK to tell the stories that matter to a world audience. The Open University is proud to co-produce the competition in partnership with BBC World Service and the British Council . BBC is now accepting submissions for their International Radio Playwriting Competition through January 31. First prize winner wins £2,200 sterling (a little over $2900 in USD), a trip to London, and have your play broadcast across the world on BBC World Service.
  • About The UnDisposables. WHAT We are a Theatre Collective, established in order to bring a refreshing wave of opportunity to new and emerging creative professionals. All our work is based on positivity and supporting each other to create art without limits. WHO We are a collection of individuals who currently have our heads down planning new and exciting ideas. In the coming months, we will be formally introducing you to each member of the collective to give you a clearer idea of who we are and what we’re here to create. WHY We are here because we feel the industry is often too cold and...
  • EmpowerHer*Voice is a community-based platform for all people of marginalised genders worldwide to spotlight their innovative and far-reaching vision and foreground their unique and everyday lived experiences. We are a space of collaborative and productive dialogue, a space dedicated to the voice and the story it has to tell. Our platform brings together artists, creatives, activists, and academics or just curious people all engaged in a common mission: to share and cultivate novel ideas with the potential to reshape our shared reality. Our community revolves around the exchange of knowledge...
  • Iris Theatre is an award-winning theatre company and charity based at The Actors Church, Covent Garden. Created in 2007, we provide transformational opportunities for early-career artists right in the heart of Central London. Iris Theatre’s Outdoor Summer Festival 2021, takes place right in the heart of Covent Garden between the months of June – August. The festival is a celebration of early-career artists and of their work, bringing together an incredible programme of exceptional theatre and performance. Five early-career artists/companies are awarded a £1,000 seed commission +...
  • BBC Writersroom works with writers at every stage of their career. We discover, develop and champion new and experienced writing talent across the whole of the UK. We’re based in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast.
  • Turn Point is a new London based theatre company. Creating stories about who we are, what we can achieve and who we want to be. Tickle & Scratch is a free weekly online scratchnight to help actors, writers & theatre makers connect and perform during the pandemic.