Soho Theatre has played a unique and award-winning role in the development of new writing in Britain for more than 40 years.

‘This time last year I would NEVER have thought I’d have written a play. It’s amazing.’

Our Writers’ Lab programme is an entry-level course designed to support new writers to create a play over 9 months. Workshops cover a wide range of topics and are led by Lakesha Arie-Angelo, Chris White and Jules Haworth with a number of guest artist masterclasses over the year. We take writers through a three-draft process with one-to-one feedback support, with an opportunity at the end of the process for writers to submit to our two prestigious new writing awards: the annual Tony Craze Award and our biennial Verity Bargate Award.

Writers who have completed the programme include:

Amrou Al-Kadhi, Archie Maddocks, Charlotte Josephine, Danusia Samal, Ella Road, Holly Robinson, Iman Qureshi, James McDermott, Kalungi Ssebandeke, Matilda Ibini, Milly Thomas, Phoebe Eclair-Powell, Ross Willis, Ryan Calais Cameron, Tom Wright, Yasmin Joseph, Yolanda Mercy and many more.

Applications are currently closed. Please complete click here and complete this form to receive updates on when we re-launch our Writers’ Lab programme.

For more information on our current comedy and cabaret labs, please click here (What’s on – Soho Theatre).



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