Young Person’s Playwriting Competition
Audition time
Deadline 31 July 2020
Show dates
Close 31 Jul
Show dates

Have you ever written a play?
Would you like to…?
Here’s your chance. We’re running a competition for young people to try their hand at writing a script.

Your play can be about anything you like! It can be set anywhere, at any time, with any group of people. You can base it on your own life, people in the Wild West, or people in a fantasy world! It can be tragic or it can be comic. What matters is how you turn your ideas into good drama.

Tempted? Read the information on this web page and start thinking of some good ideas.


Ages: 11-15 years and 16-19 years (inclusive)
Deadline: 31st July
Fee: £0
Theme: Anything
Length: 5 to 20 minutes
Characters: 2 to 6 (max)

The winning plays will be performed by members of Rugby Theatre. This will be done as an audio recording, but it could eventually lead to a live performance. Prizes will also include tickets to shows at Rugby Theatre.

See Resource 1 for Entry Form
See Resource 2 for a sample script for layout and formatting
See Resource 3 for tips

How to enter
1. Read the guidelines.
2. Study the Sample Script.
3. Write the play and save it as a Word or PDF file.
4. Fill in the entry form and save it on your computer. (If you are under 18, make sure your parent/guardian fills in the consent section.)
5. E.mail your play and entry form to before midnight on 31st July. (If you are under 18, ask your parent/guardian to send the e.mail from their address.)

Audition downloads
Further information
Tel: Email only
Venue: N/A
Contact us
Box Office: (01788) 541234

Rugby Theatre
Henry Street, Rugby
Warwickshire CV21 2QA
Rugby Theatre
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We set the standards for amateur theatre across the midlands. From the classics to compelling modern drama and farce to big budget musicals. Our visiting performers include opera, children's dance, brass bands and celebrity speakers. Our intimate theatre is the place to be in Rugby for live entertainment. Over 100 days a year of live action as well as all the latest movies.