About Sussex Playwrights

For writers, producers, directors, actors and anyone with a passion for plays

Networking, meeting, reading and discussing new drama

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your play, explore a work-in-progress or listen to and discuss members’ plays?

Would you like to learn how to get your work professionally produced?

Meetings are held usually on the first Sunday evening [always check] of the month at the New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Brighton BN1 2PT.

Please note – although we meet at the NVT, Sussex Playwrights is not affiliated to the NVT and does not share membership.

Features include:

Guest speakers

Established writers, producers and performers talk about their careers, their work and their insights into how to get your work read, performed and broadcast.

Readings of members’ plays

By professional actors and experienced actors from local drama groups. All members are encouraged to discuss the play constructively, and make suggestions for improving, staging and marketing the play.

Writing workshops

Develop your writing with valuable group and individual exercises.


The Constance Cox Prize Playwriting Competition

Other events will be announced


The Summer Party in June and the Christmas Party


Membership costs £15 per year and entitles you to:

Free entry to all monthly meetings

Free wine or juice

One free entry to the annual Constance Cox Prize Playwriting Competition

You’ll be welcome to come along to any meeting and join on the night.

Visitors are always welcome to join us at meetings for a £3 contribution, which includes wine or juice.



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