Forthcoming course at The Cockpit

Spring 2021

The next Write Theatre in-person course at The Cockpit will take place over the weekends of:

March 13th  / 14th  and March 20th / 21st  2021

Course information

For all our in-person courses at The Cockpit, the first weekend is devoted to workshops, seminars and one-to-one tutorials. Through a series of exercises and workshops, we enable writers to develop material from the first germs of an idea into the beginnings of a script.

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 5.30 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
    • Visualisation, imagery and setting
    • Stagecraft
    • Editing and rewriting

You will be taking part in:

    • Seminars
    • Individual tutorials
    • Workshops with experienced 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 in-person courses we accept a maximum of 8 writers.

This is in order to allow sufficient workshop time for every participant’s script extract to be explored in depth during the second weekend.

The FEE for the in-person course is £400. For information about how to enrol, go to the Enrolment and Fees page.

If you would like further information  please email us.  See Contact page for details.


The next Write Theatre interactive online course will take place over three Saturday mornings:  October 24th & 31st and November 7th.

For details, please see the Online Courses page of this website.


All our courses are offered in association with Border Crossings.


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.

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