Experience Opportunity

Introduction to Playwriting Groups

Applications for the Introduction to Playwriting Groups 2024-25 are now open.

The Royal Court’s Introduction to Playwriting group is a series of six weekly sessions where emerging playwrights work to develop their craft alongside their peers, facilitated by a leading professional playwright. At the end of the sessions, there is an opportunity to submit a first draft for feedback from the Royal Court’s Literary and Artistic team.

Introduction to Playwriting is an opportunity for early career playwrights with raw talent and big ideas who wish to develop their craft. This may be your first time writing a play, or you may feel stuck as ‘emerging’ in need of the mutual support and structure offered by the group. You won’t yet be a professionally produced playwright.

We’re committed to ensuring these groups are accessible as possible.

There is no fee to take part in the groups and we passionately encourage playwrights with little or no experience to apply. We can support with access needs, travel to London and other costs of joining a group. We will guarantee to run one group entirely remotely to facilitate writers unable to access the Royal Court on a weekly basis. Interpreters will be available in every session for BSL users.


Applicants must be aged 18 or over and based in the UK or Ireland.

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