Online Playwriting Course

Live Theatre's unique online course...

Learn the art of playwriting from two leading theatre practitioners, watch exclusive video of award-winning writers including Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Cooking With Elvis & The Pitmen Painters) and be part of a community of aspiring playwrights.

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Great example of mixing new writing with classic plays #Shakespeare400 https://t.co/dCZnIGYhKV
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Learn about the https://t.co/nBnHSsVzY6 course in a free talk from tutor @CaseyGez tomorrow at 6pm @LiveTheatre https://t.co/H6qwtUweQZ
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Fancy coming to Newcastle for a weekend playwriting course? #Playwriting #Playwrights #Writing #Plays https://t.co/EbAYY5VpJg
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Great opportunity for playwrights! Submit your 10 minute play on the theme of '10 Minutes to Make Amends' @LiveTheatre @Live_Lab
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In tonight's Live Chat our discussion is 'how to start your play: point of attack/Opening Scene /At Rise Action' with tutor @CaseyGez
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RT @LiveTheatre: Put your #LeapDay to good use & submit a script for consideration by Live Theatre - Feb Script Submission last day! https:…
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Tomorrow's Live Chat topic is "Can you have a really effective dramatic character if they never appear on stage?" Thoughts? #playwriting
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RT @LiveTheatre: Hello @lyngardner can you help spread the word about our call out for a Writer in Residence with @NorthumbriaUni https://t…
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Our https://t.co/wSVB8PBxsP chat subject tonight is 'how is the role of playwright evolving & how do writers make their work stand out?'
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RT @LiveTheatre: In @lyngardner's top tickets this week '@Live_Lab #Elevator celebrates new theatre-makers with new things to say' https://…
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Playwrights! @LiveTheatre's February script submission window is open. Find out more... #scripts #playwrights https://t.co/nqmEUASREs
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RT @LiveTheatre: Calling all writers! Our Script Submissions window is opening up in Feb! Watch This Space for more details! https://t.co/…
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Opportunities for writers + @LiveTheatre & @NorthumbriaUni call out for Writer in Residence https://t.co/t0OqchpYR7 https://t.co/hcA4U31MzR
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Don't forget to join us for the next Be a Playwright chat from 10am tomorrow morning.
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Our Live Chats recommence tonight with the topic being this advice for playwrights starting out from @AdamSzymkowicz https://t.co/W7LJMqwCIU
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OnTues 9 Feb @live_lab @LiveTheatre are hosting a free Playwriting in the North panel discussion #playwriting https://t.co/3DGyfBpM5F
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Is 2016 the year of the female playwright? https://t.co/CzSmblecgb
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RT @LiveTheatre: Just 1 month until @LiveLab #Elevator featuring exciting new plays + workshops, discussions & a party https://t.co/n8UiCC6…
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Great awards for writers based in North of England. https://t.co/bnVZArEayO
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Happy New Year! Do you want to write a play this year? Check out our online course https://t.co/nBnHSsVzY6 #playwright #NewYearsResolution

Interactive Option

£495 (payable in 4 instalments)

Learn the art of playwriting from experts in writer development
Watch great writers talk about their practice
Receive regular practical feedback from experts at Live Theatre including a detailed critique of your final play
Join a community of aspiring playwrights via an online forum
Meet your tutor for a live online discussion every two weeks
Study from anywhere at your own pace
Complete five step-by-step modules with practical exercises
Learn what makes a great play from close study of key scripts
Begin to take yourself seriously as a writer

More information


One off payment of £495
or payable in 4 instalments

Solo Option

£95

Learn the art of playwriting from experts in writer development
Watch great writers talk about their practice
Receive regular practical feedback from experts at Live Theatre including a detailed critique of your final play
Join a community of aspiring playwrights via an online forum
Meet your tutor for a live online discussion every two weeks
Study from anywhere at your own pace
Complete five step-by-step modules with practical exercises
Learn what makes a great play from close study of key scripts
Begin to take yourself seriously as a writer

More information


One off payment of £95