Forthcoming courses

The course is offered in association with Border Crossings Laboratory.

The Spring 2020 Write Theatre course

due to take place at The Cockpit

over the weekends of

May 9th /10th and May 16th / 17th

HAS BEEN CANCELLED

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak and restrictions on movement and social interaction, the May 2020 Write Theatre course has been cancelled.

We hope to run the course again in the autumn, but we are not yet in a position to arrange dates. If you would be interested in taking part in that course, please email us – see Contact page of this website.

We will also soon be offering Online Courses and a Script Appraisal Service. For details see this page of the website.


FOR ALL OUR COURSES, 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.

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.

Please note – this will be the final Write Theatre course.


NOTE: Course postponement or cancellation

If we are unable to run the 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.