We are looking for either a pre-existing team consisting of a writer, a producer and a director aged 17-30 or a passionate writer, also aged 17-30, with a finished play.

Three successful pitches will be given space, admin and marketing support for 4 weeks here at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, working with the Masterclass team to produce your staged reading. In addition, each winning team will receive one weeks access to our West End stage in order to rehearse and stage your play. This will culminate in an exclusive opportunity to showcase your work in a West End venue to an audience of friends, family, colleagues and invited industry professionals.

One of Masterclass' 2015 winning writers, Emma Whipday, spoke to Masterclass about the thought process behind her play Shakespeare's Sister and explains how the process has helped further her career; Shortly after her play was performed as a staged reading at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Emma had her work published and licensed by Samuel French!

Applications for this year's Pitch Your Play are now open! To find out more and to apply, click here