The Royal Court has an unwavering commitment to writers. For over 50 years,we have premiered groundbreaking new plays and helped to launch the careers of our foremost playwrights.

Each year, the Royal Court actively seeks out and nurtures new and emerging voices. Our Literary Office reads and considers over 3500 unsolicited scripts each year; our Studio works with hundreds of writers through our writers groups, Young Writers Festival and Rough Cuts season; and our International Department travels across the world, developing exchanges between British and international artists.

Literary Office

The Literary Office is dedicated to finding exciting new plays. Each year, we assess 3000 scripts from new and emerging writers.

Writers Groups

The Studio is the home of the Royal Court's playwriting groups, the Young Writers Festival and Rough Cuts.


Our International Department runs the Royal Court International Residency and travels throughout the world to work with emerging writers.