Etch Theatre seeking submissions for a Festival of New Writing

Submissions are now open for ‘A Festival of New Writing’, presented by Etch in association with the Pleasance, London.  The Festival will take place from 31st March – 3rd April 2016.

They will be supporting the development of eight brand new plays in a festival of new writing at the Pleasance, London. They are offering a vital and invaluable step for your work through collaboration, interrogation and feedback.

What you get:  Successful submissions will receive:

  • a carefully matched director and cast
  • at least two full days research and development on your play
  • support from the Etch and Pleasance teams
  • valuable feedback from audiences and fellow artists
  • a public performance of your work in progress at one of London’s most exciting fringe venues

How to apply:  Please send your full length plays to

Deadline:  Sunday 14 February 2016 at midnight

Source:  Direct contact


2 thoughts on “Etch Theatre seeking submissions for a Festival of New Writing”

  1. Rupert Stutchbury

    I have a four act play (80 pages) with 9 parts for 8 actors 5f 4m which has not yet been produced and a One act (22page) play for 3 older actors 2m 1f.
    Would either be acceptable to enter. Would you recommend one as more acceptable than the other (I.E. smallercast) . Thanks

    1. Hi Rupert – we’d recommend contacting the organisers directly with these questions, since we’ve only shared this opportunity, we aren’t running it. Thanks!

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