Papatango are committed to giving new writers the best possible opportunities. Our programme of playwriting workshops runs every month, completely free of charge to participants. These cover topics including writing exercises, dramaturgy, exploratory writing, story structure, dialogue, and redrafting.

The next workshops will be on 23 June and 1 August from 10.30am – 12.30pm. They will respectively cover structuring a play and the use of sub-text. To book a place on a workshop email us on Please use the subject “Playwriting Workshop” and state your name and the workshop date(s) you wish to attend. We will confirm your place as soon as possible.

If you are outside London you can also apply for a bursary of £100 to cover travel costs and/or time lost to work. More information on applying for a bursary is available HERE.

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“Incredibly valuable – like having a personal dramaturg…Without sessions like this being free I wouldn’t have a resource, encouragement or ability to build a writing network! Thank you so much.” Participant Feedback

“The ethos behind Papatango is unique and inclusive and gives writers new to theatre a chance.” Participant Feedback

“Fantastic dramaturgical input. Highly energised, structured, intensive workshop – a lot was accomplished fast. Very open and inclusive, even offering more free workshops. Unheard of! Terrific that stuff like this is on offer.” Participant Feedback