WriteFest 2017 is open for entries

Calling experienced or aspiring playwrights!


Our short play competition, now it's 12th year, is open for entries. We are looking for short plays, 10-20 minutes long. Chosen entries will be assigned to directors and presented at the theatre in September. This is your chance to get your work staged.

Deadline for applications: midnight 1st April 2017

Performance dates: 6-9 September including a matinée.

Please check the rules before applying, especially numbers 8 and 9:

8. Entries must be submitted in PDF, MS Word, or plain text format in size 12 font, double spaced with page numbers. They must be set out as a theatre script. Entries not complying to these rules will be rejected.

9. Entries must be submitted anonymously. Neither the writer’s name, nor their details should appear on the script. Entries not complying with these rules will be rejected.

Any entries not complying with these will be rejected.  Scripts should have a running time of between 10 and 20 minutes and not have been performed elsewhere.

So you should make sure your name is not on your script and attach to an email to There is no entry fee.

Good luck!