International Programme

The International Programme at the Royal Court builds and develops the theatre’s relationships with writers and artists from around the world. We form long term partnerships with theatre makers and organisations from different traditions, working in different languages and cultural contexts. Our aim is always to support writers to bring their practice, dramaturgy and perspective to the work they make with the Royal Court. We run long term writers’ groups, residencies, exchange projects and produce work by international artists. The Programme also seeks to support the practice of theatre in translation, with projects and opportunities aimed at emerging translators.


Sam Pritchard Associate Director (International)

Ralph Thompson International Projects Producer

For all enquiries, please email

Our team reserves one day a month for drop-in meetings with UK-based theatre translators or theatre artists who read work in global languages other than English. Freelance practitioners are an invaluable part of our work with international writers, whether that’s through script reading, dramaturgical work or translation. We are always open to relationships with people who are new to us or who might be new to this area of work.

If you’re interested in booking a slot and coming to chat to us please get in touch with us at the address above. We’re excited to hear about your work and answer questions you might have about ours. All meetings are currently online and do let us know about any access requirements you might have.