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37 Plays: Access First with Ben Wilson

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Kick-start your venture into scriptwriting and join us for a masterclass on access and theatre-making with actor, writer, director and workshop facilitator, Ben Wilson (Sheffield Theatres) – an expert in making theatre accessible to blind, deaf and disabled audiences and artists.

This masterclass is part of a wider series of scriptwriting workshops that focus on embedding audio description within the body of a script, encouraging the notion that accessibility should be embedded within the theatre-making process from the very first steps. This programme is delivered by Norwich Theatre specifically for those with visual impairments.

Working collaboratively or on your own, these creative sessions will offer a safe space to connect with others through playwriting and storytelling, helping you to develop a script to be proud of. If you are interested in taking part in the full series, please do get in touch with Elspeth Hunter (

Norwich Theatre are working with the Royal Shakespeare Company on a new national playwriting project, 37 Plays, which hopes to seek the stories of our times: the comedies, the tragedies and the untold histories. 37 plays will be chosen by a national reading panel and subsequently performed script-in-hand across the UK and online in autumn 2023. Submit your play to take part in this opportunity!

Important information

Running time: 60 minutes, no breaks

Age recommendation: 18+ years

Free, but must be booked in advance.

This session is specifically for adults who have visual impairments.

There is no need to have prior experience of scriptwriting.

This session will be held on Zoom.

Participants will receive a link to the Zoom session at least 24 hours prior to the event taking place. Please make sure to check your junk folder if it does not initially appear in your inbox before reaching out.

Stage Two

Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

Getting here

Directions to  the Stage Two. Where to park near the Stage Two, drop-off & disabled parking plus public transport information.

Access Information

Up-to-date information on access our building, accessible performances and details on personal assistant tickets.