Playwrights' Studio, Scotland is the nation's only arts organisation exclusively dedicated to the long-term support, development and promotion of Scotland's playwrights. We work actively and creatively with playwrights, connecting them with audiences and organisations, for the ultimate enrichment and enjoyment of the people of Scotland and beyond.

Submissions Process

We are using Submittable to help streamline our submissions process. If you are having any problems with the site, please call us on 0141 332 4403 or email  info@playwrightsstudio.co.uk and we'll do our best to help you.

For more information about Playwrights' Studio please browse our website: http://www.playwrightsstudio.co.uk/

Written a play but don't know how to take the next step?

Our free script reading service provides an opportunity for Scotland's writers to receive valuable script feedback from theatre professionals. Plays are read anonymously and extensive script reports provided by experienced practitioners in playwriting, directing, producing or dramaturgy

Why participate?

  • Your play will be read anonymously by a highly skilled professional
  • You will receive written feedback to help you develop your craft
  • With your permission, a copy of your script and feedback will be available our Script Reading Service partners upon request. Should any of the partners or producing companies have an interest in the script, or your writing, we will put them in touch with you.

What plays are eligible?

  • Plays by writers who are from Scotland or based in Scotland
  • Plays that have not been produced
  • Plays for live performance (not TV, film or radio scripts)
  • All genre of plays except musicals
  • Plays that have not previously been submitted
  • Plays submitted must be 40 pages or more in length.

We are only able to consider one play per writer, per year.

Please note that plays written in languages other than English are eligible but may take longer to process.

How do I submit?

Click on the Submit button below to start your application. Submittable will ask you to create an account (or sign in to your existing account). You will need to fill in your name and email address and to choose a password.

Once you've created an account, you will then be asked to fill in your contact details, equalities information and upload your script.

You will need to provide:
  • The title of your play
  • A synopsis of your play
  • Language in which your play is written
  • Your script in either Word or PDF format
  • Please do not include any details that identify you as the writer in your script
Once you have completed all questions, click the final Submit button. You should then receive an email confirming the submission of your script.

What happens next?

  • You will receive an email acknowledging your submission and detailing the next stage
  • Your play will be read anonymously by a highly skilled reader who will give written feedback
  • We will send you a copy of this feedback
  • This feedback report will be available to all of our National Script Reading Partners but will be kept confidential if you specifically request this.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please get in touch with us on 0141 331 4403 or at info@playwrightsstudio.co.uk

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland administers a script review service on behalf of A Play, a Pie and a Pint. This will assist the team in managing the increasing volume of scripts received for potential production at Òran Mór.

Because of the high volume of scripts we receive, this is not a full script reading service so, unfortunately, feedback is not available.

If you are interested in having your full play read, including feedback, we welcome eligible new plays as part of the  National Script Reading Service. This is a core Playwrights' Studio, Scotland service offering detailed, written feedback to help writers develop their plays and playwriting skills.

How does the Review Service work?

The first ten pages and the last ten pages of scripts submitted will be read anonymously by skilled professionals. They will then make a recommendation for further consideration to A Play, a Pie and a Pint.

Is my script eligible?

  • It is 45-50 minutes in length. Approximately 8000 - 9000 words equates to a 45-50 minute play.
  • It can be presented with no more than 3 actors.
  • It has not been produced elsewhere.
  • It is a play for live performance (not TV, film or radio).
  • It has not been previously submitted to A Play, a Pie and a Pint.

Only one script can be submitted per season. There are two seasons per year - the Spring/Summer Season (January - June) and the Autumn/Winter Season (August - December).

How do I submit?

Click on the Submit button below to start your application. Submittable will ask you to create an account (or sign in to your existing account). You will need to fill in your name and email address and to choose a password.

Once you've created an account, you will then be asked to fill in your contact details, equalities information and upload your script.

You will need to provide:
  • The title of your play
  • The character breakdown of your play
  • Language in which your play is written
  • Your script in either Word or PDF format
Please do not include any details that identify you as the writer on your script. 

Once you have completed all questions, click the final Submit button. You should then receive an email confirming the submission of your script.

What happens next?

  • You will receive acknowledgement of receipt of your script by email immediately after sending your script to the above email address. 

  • You will be notified within eight weeks whether your script has been recommended to A Play, a Pie and a Pint.

  • Please note that recommendation by the Script Review Service is not a guarantee of production by A Play, a Pie and a Pint.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please get in touch with us on 0141 331 4403 or at info@playwrightsstudio.co.uk