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The intimate London venue showcases the works of more first-time writers than any other theater in England, staging more than 100 pieces of writing every year.

Bringing Playwrights to the Stage


In 1982, the Gate Theatre, located in Notting Hill, added a studio theater above the Latchmere Pub. Twenty years later, that 63-seat venue would be renamed Theatre503 and become an incubator for new writers, officially registering as a nonprofit organization in 2006. Over the years, Theatre503 has served as a launchpad for many writers and nurtured a new generation of playwrights, including Tom Morton-Smith (Oppenheimer, RSC, and West End), Anna Jordan (Bruntwood Prize Winner for Yen, Royal Exchange, Royal Court, and Broadway), Vinay Patel (BAFTA-winning Murdered by My Father), Katori Hall (Mountaintop, West End and Broadway). 

Specializing in mentorship and career development while shepherding a writer's words from the page to a full production in front of a live audience, Theatre503's 503 Studio offers courses, masterclasses, dramaturgy services, and taster sessions helmed by award-winning playwrights. In 2023, Theatre503 expanded its creative space with the opening of the 503Studio at Nine Elms.

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