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Script Submissions

Live Theatre is a home for new plays, and we want to read your script. We are interested in bold, diverse and contemporary new plays. We tell stories about the world we live in and often, but not limited to, our home region of the North East. If you have an imaginative and surprising new play then we are keen to read it.

Our current submission window is open now and we will be accepting scripts until the end of May 2020. During this time we will be accepting scripts of full length plays (60 minutes or longer) written for the stage (we do not consider radio, film or television scripts, adaptations, pantomimes, musicals or unfinished plays).

Writers must be currently based in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

Take a look in the archive to see what has been produced previously to get a flavour of the sorts of things we look for.

Please email your submissions to

Please note:
Sadly we will not be able to give feedback on every script we receive.

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