Write for Noises Off



Noises Off is the magazine for the National Student Drama Festival, which next year will be held in Leicester. 

During the festival we publish one print edition every day (for the last day we make a handmade zine) and upload rolling news online. It's a week to work closely with editors, to challenge yourself and to question the industry. We encourage experimental writing and we don't care if you haven't been published before.

Applications to be on the Noises Off Team will open in November 2019. 

Last year the Noises Off Editors were Naomi Obeng and Florence Bell.


You can read all of the Noises Off content from 2019

If you'd like to spend a week in Leicester discussing the good, the bad and the tonally distressing sides of young people's theatre and get your work in print then please apply. We're keen to extend opportunities beyond the week of the festival. Last year several of our writers went on to be paid for their writing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and continue to do so at national publications. You can read about Ava Davies' experience from 2018 here. 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch: [email protected].

Please note that we encourage a range of voices and all access requirements will be met.


You’re given this space to think and talk and think more about why we work in this industry, why we keep creating and responding to things. That’s rare. You won’t get that in many other places. Ava Davies | Writer for Noises Off 2018