Welcome to Sussex Playwrights

Welcome to Sussex Playwrights.

Our purpose is to encourage new work from writers throughout the English speaking world. Sussex just happens to be where we started in 1935.

Networking for writers, producers, directors and actors.

Do you have a passion for plays?

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your play, explore a work-in-progress or listen to and discuss members’ plays?

Would you like to learn how to get your work professionally produced?

Meetings are held monthly on a Sunday evening at the New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Brighton BN1 2PT. Regular features include:

Guest speakers

Established writers, producers and performers talk about their careers, their work and their insights into how to get your work read, performed and broadcast.

Readings of members’ plays

By professional actors and experienced actors from local drama groups. All members are encouraged to discuss the play constructively, and make suggestions for improving, staging and marketing the play.

Writing workshops

Develop your writing with valuable group and individual exercises.

And the Christmas Party, too.


Membership costs £12 per year and entitles you to:

Free entry to all monthly meetings

Free wine or juice

One free entry to the annual Constance Cox Prize Playwriting Competition

Visitors are always welcome to join us at meetings for a £2 contribution