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2025 Submissions Now Open

31 May 24

Submissions Now Open

Submissions for the first half of our 2025 season is now open, so get reading!


There are a few important things we should flag before you apply;


If you’re a playwright, please find a willing director to submit your original play with a vision for the production. Sorry, but we can’t accept original plays for which we’d need to find a director: our submissions process is director-led and we don’t have capacity to provide feedback on new writing.


Anyone can submit, as we welcome new and returning Directors to SLT. We’ll be considering submissions immediately following the June 30th deadline, with a view to announcing the season towards the end of the summer/early autumn.


The play you choose should not have been performed at SLT for at least a decade. (To check on what we have produced over the last decade, our archive is HERE.)


Check that the rights may be available for your chosen production – publishers’ websites like Nick Hern Books and Concord are your first stop.


We also understand some big shows may need further planning than the six month period, so if you have an idea that you think may work for the latter part of the year please email us


The submission window for the rest of 2025 will be in November this year.


Click HERE for a detailed explanation of the process and some helpful information if you are new to directing at SLT.


Here are some great websites to look at for reading ideas. These sites give you a good sense of what is currently available for performance rights:


We always look for a mix of comedy, drama and mixed cast sizes. We would love to showcase more work by underrepresented groups and a big focus of our season will be creating diversity on stage.


So don’t forget the deadline for submissions is midnight on 30th June 2024.

So remember to fill in the form before that – THE SUBMISSION FORM


If you any questions, please email