Theatre 503



The Literary Department is the first port of call for work coming into Theatre503. Working closely with the other departments, we read submitted scripts, form relationships with writers, and offer dramaturgical support to work that is produced and developed in the theatre.

We look for work for the theatre’s main season, but also work and writers that may benefit from development as part of our Foundations programme. We regularly hold writers’ nights and short playwriting nights for invited writers in our Rapid Write and Foundations strands.

In this section you can find out how to submit your script to us. There’s also information about upcoming events and department projects including information on the 503Five, and a collection of handy links.

The Literary Department are:

Sarah Dickenson – Literary Manager
Steve Harper – Literary Coordinator
Sarah Grochala and Will Mortimer – Senior Readers

And a talented bunch of directors, writers and producers who make up our reading team.

For all enquiries (but not script submissions) please contact us: