Playwriting

The Royal Court has an unwavering commitment to writers. For the last 60 years, we have premiered groundbreaking new plays and helped to launch the careers of our foremost playwrights.

Each year, the Royal Court actively seeks out and nurtures new and emerging voices. Our Literary Office reads and considers over 2,500 unsolicited scripts each year, we work with hundreds of writers through our writers groups, and our International Department travels across the world, developing exchanges between British and international artists.

Find out more in the sections below and in the meantime listen to The Playwright’s Podcast.