The Writers Club

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the INNOVATIVE club for writers, in association with the directors CLUB

next term starts in SEPTEMBER - enquire now!


Fortnightly on Saturdays 11am - 1pm or Monday evenings 6pm - 8pm at Calder Bookshop & Theatre, Waterloo, London

Be a part of a new community

The Writers Club is a unique club for playwrights, where writers come together to develop their scripts, learn, share and inspire.  

Form partnerships and learn from directors

Those all important partnerships with directors in the industry are what can help take a play from page to stage. The Writers Club is in association with The Directors Club where there is opportunity for directors and writers to connect to form important partnerships and collaborations in order to open up opportunity for the development and production of their work.

Rehearsed Readings

Have your work read out by professional actors from The Actors Club at rehearsed readings Write to Right; helping writers to get it right, where you will gain feedback in order to develop your work to its potential.

Script development and training from professionals

The Writers Club runs bi-weekly on Saturdays 11am - 1pm or Monday evenings 6pm - 8pm in London.  Workshops are run by Artistic Director Heather Ward who has an MA in Theatre Directing, studied play-writing in her BA degree, was the co-artistic director of Writers Avenue and has years of experience in dramaturgy, working with new and experienced writers developing scripts and producing new writing events.  Established playwrights within the industry will also be hired to run workshops sharing their experience, tips and advice in script development and life as a writer within the theatre industry.


We encourage artists within our artistic community to connect and work together. We offer out one day of rehearsal space a week to our community, which is free for our members, at theatres across London such as Royal Stratford East, Southwark Playhouse and Pleasance Theatre for writers, directors and actors to workshop a script, project or idea.


We partner writers with professional actors to write bespoke monologues and short scenes for the actors they are matched with.  This give writers experience of developing a story using the actors as stimulus and inspiration and connects actors and writers together, which can often lead to future collaborations or the development of a project.


Writers in The Writers Club will receive guidance and feedback on what Artistic Director Heather Ward and Dramaturg Jessica Mayne are looking for when choosing successful scripts for The Directors Club Showcase, in which writers are invited to apply.


Next term we will also be launching The Hub, a creative sharing platform, a space to share and build resources, and creations, advertise shows, read community newsletters and where our members will automatically have access to an online directory of all our club members in order to know who is in the other clubs and have ability to contact them.

Take Part

Membership fee is £100 a term (every 4 months).  To apply you will need to submit two samples of your work (no more than 10 minutes each). Places  are limited so apply now to avoid disappointment.  To apply and for more information please contact

Testimonials can be found HERE