Forthcoming courses

Our courses are offered in association with Border Crossings Laboratory.


The Autumn 2020 Write Theatre course

will be conducted remotely (online)

Please see the Online Courses page of this website. 


We will resume face-to-face courses as soon as it is safe to do so.

FOR ALL OUR face-to-face course COURSES (i.e. not online), the FIRST weekend is devoted to workshops, seminars and one-to-one tutorials.  Professional actors will NOT be present. Through a series of exercises and workshops, we enable writers to develop an idea from the first germs of an idea into the beginnings of a script over the weekend.

The period between the first weekend and the second gives you an opportunity to revise and develop your writing.

For the SECOND weekend professional actors are present throughout.  Every writer on the course has the opportunity to see an extract from their script workshopped and rehearsed.

Timings: On both weekends, the Saturday workshops start at 10.00 a.m. and finish at 6.00 p.m.; the Sunday workshops start at 10.00 a.m. an finish at 5.00 p.m.

The workshops on both weekends will take place in the theatre space of  The Cockpit.

During the course you will be working on:

    • Generating material and ideas
    • Writing effective dialogue
    • Finding a voice
    • Characterisation and character development
    • Narrative, structure and plot
    • Stagecraft
    • Editing and rewriting

You will be taking part in:

    • Seminars
    • Individual tutorials
    • Workshops with professional actors (2nd weekend only)

The course will culminate in:

    • Script-in-hand performances by professional actors of short scripts or extracts that you will have developed during the course.

PLEASE NOTE:  During the workshops with actors WRITE Theatre participants will take part in discussions, but will NOT be required to act.

There is a strict UPPER LIMIT on the number of participants on any WRITE Theatre playwriting course.

For face-to-face courses we accept a maximum of 8 writers.

This is in order to allow sufficient workshop time for each script extract on the second weekend.

If you would like further information about this course, please email us.  See Contact page for details.

NOTE: Course postponement or cancellation

If we are unable to run any course for any reason (including precautions and restrictions arising from responses to the Coronavirus), all fees paid (including the deposit) will be returned in full. If the course runs but a participant is unable to attend as a result of illness or self-isolation, the course fee will be refunded minus the deposit.
WRITE Theatre can take no responsibility for any other expenses which may have been incurred.