JUST WRITE - opportunities for new theatre writers


Just Write is an exciting way for theatre writers in North East England to grow their skills, create quality theatre, and see their work produced on stage.

Starting in January 2019 and supported by an initial 12 month grant from Arts Council England, our programmes will help writers take important steps in their careers. We’re going to be running short courses, workshops to develop one-act plays, a mentoring scheme with experienced writing professionals, and informal gatherings. There will be opportunities that are constantly changing so please stay in touch.

Just Write is led by Ben Dickenson, Associate Literary Producer at Alphabetti Theatre and Executive Producer of City of Dreams.

North East Writers Network - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19


A writer’s community, based at Alphabetti Theatre. We know writing can be a lonely art form. Sometimes you need other people to bounce ideas off, or advice and guidance about those vital steps in your career.

​The Writer’s Community will be a space to talk to other writers, to give and receive support, and make valuable new contacts.

We will open up Alphabetti’s bar once a month for you to meet, talk, write, create, get advice and come up with brilliant ideas. Our walls are peppered with play texts that you can use read in house - we may also give you free show tickets.

The Writers Community is available to all and anyone. The only requirement is that participants have ambition to see their work produced professionally.​

When: The last Wednesday of every month, 6pm-7.30pm (excluding Jan & August) 

Where: Alphabetti Theatre, bar

Who: All welcome, just turn up

Cost: £2 suggested donation to cover costs