International Residencies

Residencies in the UK form a key part of the Royal Court’s work with international writers. These have taken different forms, including single-country residencies or individual attachments. Our flagship summer residency for international artists began in 1989. That residency has introduced the Royal Court to writers from every continent and many writers who have taken part have gone on to become major international voices. Past participants include Lola Arias, Guillermo Calderón, Gianina Cărbunariu, Anupama Chandrasekhar, Marius von Mayenburg, Juan Mayorga, Dalia Taha, and Natal’ya Vorozhbit.

Summer Residency 2019: Focus Europe

The 2019 summer residency has a special focus on writers from Europe and in particular from the EU 27 countries. At a moment of huge change and uncertainty in Britain’s relationship with Europe, this residency looks to engage with a new generation of artists across the continent. And to make a statement about the Royal Court’s commitment to keeping deep international partnerships alive. The residency is a three week programme that involves writers spending time at the Royal Court, meeting British artists, attending workshops, seeing and discussing theatre and developing a new play during their time in London. It will take place during June and July of this year.

The residency is a three week programme that sees writers spend time at the Royal Court, meeting British artists, attending workshops, seeing and discussing theatre and developing a new project during their time in London. It will take place during June and July of this year. Applicants were selected from an open call. The participating writers are: