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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Welcome to @tina_orourke who is joining our http://t.co/wSVB8PT8Rp course & blogging about her experiences! http://t.co/h3FsL244aS
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Check out this interview with writer @HannahSilvaUK on @livetheatre blog. She tells us more about her show #Schlock http://t.co/Nu10gt3QZG
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Hello @sunderland101 fingers crossed it should be showing up as complete now. Let us know if not and we'll investigate further.
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Top tips on how to make it in theatre as a playwright from writer @ZodwaNy in @guardianstage this week http://t.co/WJuKnkRW24
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Is the playwright dead? @lyngardner @guardianstage discusses traditional playwriting vs collaboration http://t.co/wqvsHo8Vjv
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Tonight sees the first live chat, for Interactive Course members, of 2015 from 6-7pm. We'll be discussing what makes plays memorable.
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@sunderland101 Happy New Year! Fingers crossed the module should be showing up as complete now. Let us know if you have any other issues.
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This morning @CaseyGez interviewed #FlyingIntoDaylight playwright Ron Hutchinson. We'll be uploading the interview in the New Year.
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RT @krisdeeds: I just completed the 1st module on @Live_Lab @be_a_playwright course. I had to read Chekov, Miller and Churchill. Love this …
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RT @LiveTheatre: Something is afoot on @live_lab Keep your eyes peeled for some exciting news #TwoDaysToGo
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RT @sohotheatre: Thank you to everyone who saw @LiveTheatre's utter triumph, #WetHouse. It's been a pleasure and privilege to present such …
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RT @LiveTheatre: We were lucky enough to interview @carolineplays for @be_a_playwright Here she talks about her latest show #Islands http:…
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RT @PoetryFold: @CTrevien @applessnakesne Looking forward to the Trevien & Stalker show at @LiveTheatre tonight. And a workshop too - what'…
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RT @sohotheatre: 'Richly authentic...I’ve rarely seen a more intimidating performance' ★★★★ Evening Standard #WetHouse @LiveTheatre http://…
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RT @markweinman: Everyone go see this from my friends @LiveTheatre “@WhatsOnStage: Review: Wet House @sohotheatre http://t.co/XSEHio6XsQ”
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Interactive Member don't forget it's a Live Chat this Saturday! A perfect start to a weekend of playwriting.
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RT @LiveTheatre: @painesplough #CTWIF project installation is @southbankcentre this weekend feat. @missalicarr & @lee_mattinson http://t.c…
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Join us tonight @livetheatre for a free event about the course hosted by course tutor and Literary Manager @CaseyGez http://t.co/Jmh9J5j2FN
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RT @LiveTheatre: Are you a student? Sign up for our new e-news jam-packed with student exclusives: http://t.co/RaBu8OTOMs http://t.co/JwQHP…
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Interactive members remember today's Live Chat with playwriting tips starts at 10am today. Over in our Chatzy chat room. Link on the forum.

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

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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