Theatre503 actively sources work from many different places: writers, artists, companies, and agents. We also read unsolicited scripts and ideas. There is not an ideal ‘theatre503 play’ but our primary focus is original work from early career playwrights and we are unlikely to produce direct translations or adaptations.
Submitted scripts are read thoroughly by our team of readers who are all theatre professionals. Once read they are discussed at a monthly script reading where plays with potential for production or writers we’d like to develop a relationship with are identified. Due to the volume of work we receive we regret we are unable to offer feedback on submissions we are not going to pursue.
We are passionate about keeping the door open to submissions, but have no funding for our literary work and all the team are volunteers. We therefore ask for two copies of your script and an email submission to help us manage our reading more effectively. If you have any access needs in relation to submission of work, please do contact us. Equally, if your work is being read or performed somewhere, please let us know.
We endeavour to have made decisions on unsolicited work within four months, although as our team is voluntary our response times may be longer at busy times.
To submit a script please send the following:
2 hard copies of your script, clearly typed, in English. (No hand written scripts will be accepted). Please ensure that you include a title page, cast list and page numbers. Double sided scripts are strongly encouraged.
and a digital version by email
A short letter of introduction detailing writing career and cv. (This does not affect how your script is read)
Full contact details including email address and phone number(s).
An SAE for return of script (should you require it).
Please send submissions only to:
Script Submissions, Theatre503, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW E: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other enquiries contact Steve Harper, Literary Coordinator E: Literary@theatre503.com
We look forward to reading your work!