“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, 2015

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.

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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, 2015

We also run free playwriting workshops and masterclasses in state schools, colleges and arts charities, as well as for writers’ groups. We also dedicate up to 10% of seats at our productions to free tickets and playtexts for designated partner organisations, predominantly those working with in-need young people. Please do contact us at if your school or charity would like to know more about these opportunities.

“The ethos behind Papatango is unique and inclusive and gives writers new to theatre a chance.” Participant Feedback, 2014