Verity Bargate Award

uncovering the best new play by an emerging UK writer since 1982

For 35 years Soho Theatre’s prestigious biennial playwriting competition the Verity Bargate Award has uncovered the best new play by an emerging UK writer, and launched the careers of some of Britain’s most established writers.

Verity Bargate Award

Verity Bargate Award Overview

Named after the company’s founding Artistic Director, the playwriting...

Verity Bargate Award 2017

In 2017 the Verity Bargate Award received over 1064 submissions, with t...

Verity Bargate Award Workshops

We’re on the hunt for the next Verity Bargate Award winning play and ...

Guidelines

Submissions open on 31 May 2017 and close on 5 July 2017 (12pm). Script...

Previous winners

2015: Roller Diner by Stephen Jackson. 2013: The One by Vicky Jones 201...