New Writing

We are looking to find the best new plays in the region and the country. We are seeking work which is bold, passionate and enriching, for plays which reflect the here and now, writing from unique voices with original perspectives, based around ideas not often explored, stories that are at home not only in our city but on our stages here at Sheffield Theatres.

Script Submission Window Closed

Apologies for the delay in opening our script submission window, we are evaluating our current process to improve the experience for writers who would like to share their work with us, to make sure we are as fair and efficient as possible.

If you are interested in sending your work to us we recommend signing up to Making Room, our weekly newsletter of opportunities and initiatives for artists, where we will announce the script window in the new year. We will also update the website here when the dates are in place.

There are a host of other opportunities now available for writers such as:

Writers Group
A new writing intiative for the first time here at Sheffield Theatres! We are looking to find the best new writers in the region to form a select group of committed, outstanding playwrights who we can offer support to in crafting their next play.

Open Office
Offering the chance for you to air ideas, ask questions or go over challenges and creative blocks that you might be having in your process.

Writers Room 
A quiet space to get some writing done, somewhere without the distractions of your home.


Do you have any access requirements that we should provide for any of the above, during the application process or if your applications was successful? We are really keen to hear from as diverse a range of writers as possible and actively encourage applications from D/deaf and disabled writers. Therefore, please do not hesitate to get in touch if there is anything we can do to make the whole process more accessible or if you would prefer to submit applications for any of our writing opportunities in an alternative format.


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Sheffield Theatres is the largest theatre complex outside London. Across our three auditoria: the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Crucible Studio, we offer a huge variety of home-grown and touring productions, as well as a thriving programme of participatory events and activities.