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Script Submissions

Live Theatre is interested in imaginative and surprising new plays by writers who challenge existing perceptions of the world we live in. We are always keen to engage the diverse audiences of the North East of England and particularly welcome plays that do this in innovative ways.

There are two script submission windows per year, in spring and autumn, in which we accept 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).

Only one script per writer will be accepted during each submission window. 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. Better still, come and see a show or two!

Our next window for accepting scripts is October 2019

Please check back in October to find out the submission process

Please note:
We're not able to give feedback on work we are not intending to develop. 

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