Reading Week

Connecting playwrights, industry and audiences 5 - 8 June 2019

From page to stage

Reading Week connects playwrights and audiences, giving writers the opportunity to hear their scripts brought to life in a rehearsed reading and gain valuable feedback from audience and industry specialists. 

Join us at Pleasance Islington for a festival of new plays, with a different one every night - you could be sitting beside the next Sarah Kane or Tom Stoppard!

Our 2019 Reading Week Eight:


Each project should be:

- A full-length play (60mins or more)

- New writing (never previously performed in full)

- Written for theatre (not radio/tv/film)


Successful writers will receive:

- Initial feedback from our readers

- One-to-one dramaturgical meeting

- Production support from our team (marketing, producing, tech)

- 1 day of rehearsal space at the Pleasance

- An evening in our StageSpace studio to share your script-in-hand reading with an audience

- Feedback from a panel of industry professionals

- Basic technical support for the event 


Each selected playwright is responsible for putting together a team (director/actors), although we may be able to support this process.  We do not have any requirements for content or style of the work, but will prioritise work that is innovative in content and form.  


For New Work Week 2020 more information will follow in March 2020.



Reading Week 2020 is supported by the Garrick Club Charitable Trust

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