The Royal Court Theatre is the writers’ theatre. It is the leading force in world theatre for energetically cultivating writers – undiscovered, emerging and established.Through the writers, the Royal Court is at the forefront of creating restless, alert, provocative theatre about now. They open their doors to the unheard voices and free thinkers that, through their writing, change our way of seeing.
Over 120,000 people visit the Royal Court in Sloane Square, London, each year and many thousands more see their work elsewhere through transfers to the West End and New York, UK and international tours, digital platforms, their residencies across London, and their site-specific work. Through all their work they strive to inspire audiences and influence future writers with radical thinking and provocative discussion.
The Royal Court has produced many iconic plays from Laura Wade’s Posh to Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem and Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen. Royal Court plays from every decade are now performed on stage and taught in classrooms and universities across the globe.