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ScriptSpace 2017: Call for Submissions

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ScriptSpace 2017 is the return of The Space’s feedback/development platform for new writing. The aim of ScriptSpace is to give writers the opportunity to hear their early drafts read aloud by professional actors. The readings are open to the public, and are followed by a supportive feedback/Q & A session.


We are looking for early drafts of full length plays (60min+) and only accept work that hasn’t been previously read (to an audience), workshopped or performed. We are open for submissions until March 31st, and we will select up to six plays for readings taking place in June.

We aim to provide written feedback to all submissions before October 2017. If your piece is selected for a reading you would be required to attend at your own expense (dates to be arranged). For this reason, we are currently only accepting applications from UK-based playwrights.

How to submit

Please submit scripts as an attachment (either .pdf or .doc) in an email to with “submission” as the subject title.

Please also let us know a bit about your background and experience as a writer. This doesn’t have to be a formal CV or cover letter (although those are fine if you have them!) – we’d just like to know a bit more about you, why and how you write and what your work’s been like so far.

The deadline for applications is 31st March 2017 at 5pm.


We welcome interest from other practitioners interested in new writing. ScriptSpace readings are free to attend. If you are an actor, producer, designer or director and would like to work directly on new scripts, then ScriptSpace readings are an excellent networking opportunity. Please email your contact details and interest to with “mailing list” as the subject title and we’ll keep you informed of upcoming readings.

Volunteer Readers

If you would like to join our team of script readers please email with “readers” as the subject title.

“It was great to hear the play out loud for the first time and all the feedback was extremely useful.”
– John Hill, Playwright of How Does That Make You Feel?

“I loved Scriptspace. The small, intimate and friendly atmosphere and talented actors made a massive positive impact on my play.

I loved hearing The Lighthouse too and very proud to have given feedback on its first draft.”
Mike Carter, Playwright of The Trunk


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