Write your first short play with workshops, masterclasses and mentoring at Kiln Theatre

We are looking for the future generation of writers. Ten young people were been selected and paid to develop their writing skills for live performance. They collaborated with industry experts and artists to create their own short piece which was then performed by professional actors, on the Kiln Theatre stage.

We have created a course where you are entitled to express your points of view and realise your story. Participants don’t have to have written anything before, but if you have something to say, we want to hear it. All writing that participants do as part of the programme belongs to them.

This programme is for first-time writers aged 18-30 who live, learn or earn in Brent. Writers are paid at London Living Wage to take part in all workshops.

The most recent programme has now come to an end. To keep up to date, and be the first to hear when  new opportunities arise, sign up to our newsletter, or express your interest at

For more information, contact Maria on or call/WhatsApp 07375532006.

Watch our short film for the 2022 cohort of Young Writers

Film created and edited by Michael Alan James.

Photography for Rehearsed Readings 1: Natalya Micic
Photography for Rehearsed Readings 2: Steven Daly

Listen Local Young Writers Programme is supported by the Airbnb Community Tourism Programme and City Bridge Trust, the funding arm of The City of London Corporation’s charity, Bridge House Estates.