Funding Opportunity

New Music Theatre Award 2023

The New Music Theatre Award offers the rare opportunity of awarding a music theatre commission to a young writer or team of writer/creators, mentoring from established music theatre makers, development support from BYMT, dramaturgical support from a director and a staged production at a UK regional venue with a large company of young people from across the UK, in August 2024.

The award is intended to support writer/composer/creators, aged 30 or under on the deadline for submission (16th October 2023)

• Writing teams need to be based in the UK or Ireland

• Submissions can be made by one writer/lyricist/composer/music producer or by a team of any combination of those elements

• The individual or team must be available to develop their show through 2024, for a production in early August

BYMT is committed to creating an inclusive culture in all its activities, ensuring equality of opportunity for all our creative practitioners and encouraging applications from individuals regardless of disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We are particularly keen to hear from writers from global majority backgrounds and those who self-identify as disabled, as they are under-represented in the new music theatre sector.

The deadline for submissions is 12pm on Monday 16th October 2023.