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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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.
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RT @Live_Lab: Advice on writing monologues from the wonderful @amcchisholm http://t.co/Aa3re4xhpI
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Calling budding playwrights! The deadline for our bursary is rapidly approaching. Find out more and apply... http://t.co/iukFFYU2Lz
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Does size matter? Perils and pleasures of the one-hour Edinburgh slot via @guardian @lyngardner http://t.co/Ns9GPM0c1k
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RT @LiveTheatre: #NorthEastHour described as funny, moving, brave. Everyone should see #GoodTimin #EdFringe #KingsHall #NorthEastHour http:…
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RT @Live_Lab: And our #10MinutesTo writer/director combos are announced! Join us for five brand new short plays #SaveTheWorld http://t.co/b…
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RT @graemethompson_: So happy to be able to say we are taking #GoodTimin and #CaptainAmazing to #KingsHall at #edfringe @LiveTheatre http:/…
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RT @Live_Lab: Looking for inspiration for your 10 Minutes To.. script? Well here is an interesting article to get you going http://t.co/Uhf…
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RT @rashbrm: #northeasthour Calling playwrights and directors! Take a look at this new initiative #10MinutesTo @livetheatre http://t.co/N5k…
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Make sure you tune into @BBCr4today at 2.15pm today to listen to @lee_mattinson play Magpie http://t.co/luezEi32Kk
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There's still time to catch this afternoon's matinee performance of #CaptainAmazing Check out The Courier review: http://t.co/zSP2gib6BL
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RT @LiveTheatre: Did you keep your eyes peeled? Big news for theatre makers with @livelab check it out! http://t.co/fbNnjQyrGO
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RT @LiveTheatre: Missed the #CaptainAmazing post show talk with @amcdoo @markweinman @CliveJudd & @CaseyGez? Then you're in luck: https://t…
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Tonight's the night! Don't miss #CaptainAmazing post show discussion with @CaseyGez @amcdoo @CliveJudd @markweinman http://t.co/qAVVa5498i
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Interactive course members remember there's a Live Chat this morning between 10am-11am. We're discussing characterisation.

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