The Playwriting Award is an International writing competition. The winning script will receive a £6,000 prize and its production is guaranteed on the Theatre 503 stage the following year.
In 2018, Theatre 503 received 2,055 scripts sent from 49 countries. These scripts are read and shortlisted by the 503 Readers and team. The finalists are then sent to a chaired panel by Erica Whyman (Chair of Theatre 503 and Deputy Artistic Director, RSC)