Playwriting

HighTide Festival Theatre, an engine room for discovering new playwrights and producing their plays, has passionately placed playwrights at the heart of our year round work since 2007 and we continue to commit to the development, production and advocacy for exceptional new voices in the UK and internationally. 

Submit a Play

At HighTide we pride ourselves on discovering new playwrights and giving their play a world-class production. If you are a playwright looking for your big-break, then we want to read the best unproduced play you have.

For further information on script submissions, literary events and more about playwriting at HighTide, visit our Literary Microsite on IdeasTap.

Submit a play to HighTide 2015 via IdeasTap is Now Closed. Thanks to all who applied; judging is now underway. For further details of the HighTide/IdeasTap partnership and for news on future briefs please click here.

Escalator Plays 

Escalator plays is for playwrights, based in or keen to develop their writing in the East of England and who define their practice as theatre, or writing for live performance.