Whilst the events of this year well and truly scuppered our plans for workshops in 2020, we’re pleased to announce that we are now launching a programme of online workshops which will be delivered via Zoom. We’d love to see you in person again soon, and when the time comes when we can run live events and courses again, we’ll be straight in there – so do keep your eye on this page! However in the meantime, we are also really keen to develop our selection of online offerings to continue even after things return to ‘normal’ – as this means reaching more of you from London and beyond, and keeping our prices accessible without the costs associated with space hire.

We hope too see as many of you at our online workshops as possible and will be adding more listings to this page as we go along, so keep checking!

(Members pay 20% less so if you’re not signed up yet, join here!)

LPW Online Workshops: Re-invention: Writing for Zoom

Date:  Wednesday 2 September 2020 5.30pm-7pm (Fully booked!) NEW DATE ADDED: 1 October 2020 6.30pm-8pm   Cost: £10 non-members/ £8 members 

This 90 minute workshop will explore inventive ways of utilising Zoom as a platform for dramatic writing; considering digital performance as a medium of it’s own. Find out more and book here.

LPW Online Workshops: An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing-Style and Structure

Date: Saturday 5 September  11am-1pm  Cost: £12 non-members/ £9 members NEW DATE ADDED: Thursday 15 October 2020 7pm-9pm

A 2 hour overview of musical theatre style and structure and how to get started! This 2 hour workshop with Emily Garside is aimed at anyone looking to make a start in musical theatre.  Find out more and book here.

LPW Online Workshops: An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing- Starting Writing!

Date: Saturday 12 September 11am -1pm   Cost: £12 non-members/ £9 members  NEW DATE ADDED: Thursday 22 October 2020 7pm-9pm

Designed as a ‘sequel’ to the introduction to musical theatre (find out more here), but also working as a stand alone, this two hour course breaks down starting to write a musical. Find out more and book here.


LPW Online Workshops: Writing for Audio (4 week introductory course)

New dates added: 6pm – 7.30pm, Monday 2nd November , Friday 6th November, Monday 9th November, Friday 13th November  **FULLY BOOKED** (Register your interest for future dates by using the booking form)
Want to write for Audio? No idea where to start? Look no further! This brand new 4-week long course run by our Literary Projects Manager George Bailey will give you the tools, techniques and knowledge to craft your own audio work. Find out more and book here.

LPW Online Workshops: Playwrighting for Everyone (A 6 Week Course)

Dates: Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks from 6th October, 7pm-9pm   Cost: £60 non members/ £48 members

In this six week course of 2 hour sessions with Emily Garside, we will combine writing advice and exercises with talking about our own work and sharing/reading extracts (only if you want to!). Designed for anyone whatever your experience of writing! Find out more and book here.


LPW Online Workshops: The Redrafting Programme

Date:  Saturday 17th, 24th October  and 28 November plus individual tutorial   Cost: £200 non members/ £160 members
Ever wanted the information from a practical workshop paired with individual feedback tailored especially for you? Then look no further than the Redrafting Programme which is back for its third year running. Find out more and book here.


LPW Online Workshops: Focus on the 5 Act Structure

Date: Saturday 7 November 2020 3pm-5pm   cost: £12 non-members/ £9 members

In this two hour workshop, Kimberley Andrews will provide an in depth exploration of the building blocks of structure and help you to discover the advantages of using this when writing a play.

LPW Online Workshops: Making an Impact in Your Opening Scene

Date: Saturday 14 November 10am-11.30am      cost: £10 non-members/ £8 members
How do you pack a punch in your opening scene? How much information should you give your audience? And what does it take to hook the reader from the very first page? In this workshop, you’ll explore how to make those first few pages count. Find out more and book here.

Events: Coming up in 2020

Watch this space for details of our events coming soon.