Submit a play to HighTide Festival



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If all the world’s a stage, who’s writing the script? Well, you are.

Our lovely partners at HighTide Festival are giving you talented bunch of scribblers the chance to have your play produced at their brilliant theatre festival in Suffolk in May, 2013.

The HighTide Literary Department exists to discover and nurture exciting new plays by exceptional emerging writers and has quickly become an engine room for new writing in the UK.

They currently receive around 1,500 plays a year, all of which are read and considered for production at the annual HighTide Festival in Suffolk. 

If you’re a writer and would like to send your script to HighTide, then the Literary Department is your first port of call. They are particularly looking for bold plays that engage with the world we live in, and share contemporary experience through playful theatricality. This brief is the only way to submit a play for production at the HighTide Festival, and we will happily accept scripts in English from writers around the world.

All you need to do is read the terms and conditions, check that your script is eligible and then upload it in response to the brief. For further instruction on how to apply, see the How to Respond tab, top right.

HighTide will only consider full-length plays, conceived for live performance. For further information on The HighTide Literary department and what they're looking for, read our How to submit a play to HighTide article.


This brief closes on Wednesday 2 May 2012 at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 or over. The brief will reopen on Thursday 3 May.

If you have any technical queries, email Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute. 

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