Experience Opportunity

Life in a Northern Town

A FREE playwriting group for 21 – 29 year olds

Are you aged 21 – 29 and living in the North East? Want to try writing for the stage?

Life In A Northern Town is a partnership between Northern Broadsides, Barnsley Civic, The Customs House and Blackpool Grand Theatre, and is supported by Arts Council England.

We are passionate about two things: stories and the North. We believe that the future of theatre starts with new voices – and we want to hear yours.

Join us online and in person in 2024 to explore your creative writing! If you are selected to be part of the cohort, you’ll get:

- The time and space to develop your own short play

- Online creative writing workshops led by professional playwrights

- An in-person residency in April 2024, with the opportunity to share your work with peers

- The chance to see your play come to life, performed by professional actors

Deadline for submissions: Friday 1st December 2023, by 12pm midday.

This new programme supports the creativity of young people across four corners of the North, develops work by new artists, and provides a ladder into the theatre industry for upcoming talent.