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Inspirational support for scriptwriters in our region

Script Yorkshire is a volunteer-run organisation supporting writers in creating stories for stage, screen and radio.


Become a member and you’ll have access to free writing workshops with industry professionals, along with plenty of opportunities to share your scripts and see them come to life through our network of local actors.


So whether you’re just starting out in scriptwriting and you’re keen to learn the craft, or you’re an experienced writer with wisdom to impart, come and join us! We’d love you to be part of what we do.

Learn your craft and keep improving

Inspiring workshops with industry professionals in all genres of writing

See your work

come alive

Regular script-in-hand performance events with feedback from the pros

Keep your finger

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Find collaborators and make friends

Online group chat to share news, seek advice and organise meet-ups

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday 25th January

A creative kickstart for a new year

8pm to 9pm online via Zoom

Happy 2022! Join us online for a light-touch workshop run by some of your Script Yorkshire board members. Our aim? To explore our creativity together, share our writing experiences, and simply acknowledge we're all human, we're still here, and we're still writing.

Saturday 26th March

Writing film scripts with Julian Woodford

11am to 4pm in the City Room at Leeds Playhouse

Julian is an award-winning writer and producer with Dead Bod Films. He will be your guide as you create a complete draft scene or a short film script - plus a story outline for a short or a feature-length film. And all in a matter of a few hours!

Saturday 23rd April

How to put on your own play with Dick Bonham

11am to 4pm in the City Room at Leeds Playhouse

All the advice and insight you need on how to become a theatre impresario - from multi-talented theatre maker Dick Bonham, who runs not one but two super-cool arts and music venues in Farsley: The Old Woollen and The Constitutional.

Saturday 14th May

Writing short plays with Lisa Holdsworth

11am to 4pm in the City Room at Leeds Playhouse

Most of us know Lisa as a highly experienced TV writer and chair of the Writers' Guild, but she's also the producer of Slung Low Shorts, Leeds' annual week-long fest of 15-minute plays, so she knows a thing or six about writing short-form drama.

Saturday 18th June

Page to stage

7.30pm at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

At long last, our spring 2020 Page to Stage has been rescheduled! The scripts we selected pre-pandemic have been taken out of cold storage, our director Emma is gearing up to book our actors and arrange rehearsals, and we're lining up our first feedback panel in over two years. Are we giddy much? You better believe it!

Saturday 19th November

Writing a theatre play with Tom Wells

11am to 4pm in the City Room at Leeds Playhouse

Let's not be fooled by Tom's youthful appearance; he has a dozen plays already published by Nick Hern books, all of which have been performed on renowned stages up and down the country. This workshop promises writing enlightenment for a November day!

"You find that plays, radio dramas, TV series and movies are written by people just like you. They fret, they struggle, occasionally triumph. They live in Yorkshire. They belong to Script Yorkshire."