Our script submission windows are open regularly. Please watch this space for opening dates- the window is currently CLOSED

What is a Script Submission Window?

These are periods of time when we ask for you to send us an unsolicited script. This give us the opportunity to discover new voices, new stories and new playwrights who are based in our region (North West).

During script windows, we welcome work by playwrights who demonstrate the skill and ambition to rise to the challenge of writing for our unique spaces. We aim to build long-term, supportive relationships with writers and invest in their talent. While it is very unlikely that a script sent during our Script Window will receive a full production at the Theatre, it could mark the start of a longer conversation and journey for both of us.

As an introduction to the theatre, please consider whether this is the best example of your work at this stage of your development as a playwright. Only send your script to us when it is ready and the formatting is clear. Completing this draft of your play and sending it to a theatre is a major achievement and something of which to be proud. However, it is only the beginning of the journey…

Our script submission window is currently closed as we do not have the capacity to give each script the dedicated time and attention it deserves.

We hope to open another window later in the year so please do keep checking back.

Thank you for your interest in the Royal Exchange Theatre and best of luck with the continued development of your writing.