If you have an idea for a play , or have a script perpetually in development with no time to work on it, there is no more effective way to bring it out on to the page than by going on an Arvon Writing for Theatre residential course.
Our theatre courses will help you to start a play and, more importantly, to finish. In a supportive environment with fellow playwrights, our expert tutors will explore key elements of dramatic writing for the stage through daily workshops and individual tutorials. Our tutors will share their experience and help you to understand the mechanics of playwriting. You will take away tools and approaches that can be used long after the course has finished as well as inspiration to keep writing. Our courses are accessible for new writers as well as challenging for playwrights with more experience.
If you are on a low income or are unwaged, you may be eligible for a grant towards the course fee (potentially up to the entire course fee). Click here to find out more about grants or call the centre hosting the course.
27 May - 1 June 2013
Tutors: Kate Leys, Shawn Slovo
This is an opportunity to take time to work on a script, with the supervision of...
3 - 8 June 2013
Tutors: Simon Stephens, Laura Wade
In an active interrogation of the art of playwriting, we will examine how plays...
12 - 17 August 2013
Tutors: Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran
People always ask ‘Where do you get your ideas from?’ The answer is that the...
26 - 31 August 2013
Tutors: Dan Rebellato, Polly Thomas
This week will give participants the opportunity to develop their idea for a BBC...