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 @NorthEastScreen: "Intro to screenwriting" course by @gavstatic starts Thurs 6 Aug 6-8pm, for five weeks @JesmondLibrary https://t.co/…
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Course students will discuss 'how we can move beyond stereotypes' in tomorrow's online chat. More about the course http://t.co/22Bmaj0VMD
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RT @LiveTheatre: As our #LiveWorks outdoor performance space takes shape @lyngardner discusses merits of outdoor theatre in @guardian http:…
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Congratulations to our latest #beaplaywright course graduate @sunderland101! #playwriting #playwrights
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#NEFollowers #Playwrights there's still some places available for Saturday's Verity Bargate Session with @sohotheatre http://t.co/UrQlrAFTlU
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Playwrights & http://t.co/BbeGLi0pho students here is a special offer to see Now This is Not The End @arcolatheatre http://t.co/sKFMk1VKmz
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Following tonight's Want to be a Playwright? event stay @livetheatre for #ScratchNight and see new work in progress http://t.co/IQGctvEu8i
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Want to be a playwright? Join @LiveTheatre literary manager Gez Casey tonight for a free event introducing the course http://t.co/gxMuXUMr8R
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Find out about our online playwriting course. Course leader @CaseyGez talks about http://t.co/nBnHSsVzY6 6pm tonight http://t.co/iIlGDDozB2
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We're interviewing playwrights @TorbenBetts #WhatFallsApart and Paddy Campbell #WetHouse #DayoftheFlymo for our course today
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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

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