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Writing for Theatre

Thursdays, 29th February - 18th April
Thursdays, 29th Feb -18th April 6pm - 9pm
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Course Info

Working with playwright Sophie Ellerby, you will learn key skills for writing for theatre, whilst developing your own work. This is ideal for those who are making a start in their playwriting journey and who wish to gain further confidence, tools, and crucial feedback from a successful working writer.

Before the course: Have a think about any ideas you’re keen to develop. This could be an existing piece of writing you’re already working on, or a brand-new idea.
Weeks 1 – 3: Sophie will guide you through a series of exercises and discussions on how to develop your idea, structure, characters and dialogue.
Week 4: Independent writing time to write a scene (which could be an independent short piece, or a scene from a longer show) which you will send to Sophie. She will read and give feedback to all participants.
Weeks 5 – 7: Develop your writing further with feedback from Sophie and the group, and further tools to fine-tune your scene so that it is performance-ready.
Week 8: You will work with the participants of the Acting: Developing Your Process masterclass on your scenes, culminating in a performance of all the scenes


Course Details



February - 29th

March - 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th


April - 11th, 18th

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Venue: 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW

Am I eligible for a free place?

At The National Youth Theatre we never want cost to be a barrier, that's why we offer limited free spaces on each course. For a free place, please fill out the short application form here

Can I take part?

This course is available for anyone aged 18-30, whether they are active members of NYT or new to the organisation

What about access needs?

Our courses are adaptable for participants with disability and neurodivergence where required. All participants are asked to provide Access Requirements before attending to make sure their needs are met. For further information, please contact auditionandcourses@nyt.org.uk


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team on auditionsandcourses@nyt.org.uk

More about Sophie

Sophie Ellerby