Shorts @ the Canal accepting short plays

Shorts @ the Canal are inviting all writers to submit a play no longer than 15-minutes in length, to be performed at the award-winning Canal Cafe Theatre in London.

A selection process will follow and if your play is chosen, it will be assigned to an emerging director. The play will then be rehearsed and staged for 2/3 nights. (Dates: 17th, 18th and 19th May).

This is an excellent opportunity for writers to see their work come to life in front of an audience.

Submission guidelines: 

  • No character limit
  • Minimal set
  • Up to 15 minute running time

How to apply: Please send your short plays to

Deadline: 8 April 2018

Source: BBC Writersroom

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