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Playwriting

Playwriting

If you have ever wanted to write for the stage, our Playwriting Courses are a great starting point. Through weekly discussions and writing exercises you will explore the fundamentals of stagecraft. You will be exploring how to structure a story for a play, how to develop your characters, writing dialogue and how to make it work for a live audience.

Throughout our theatre writing course, you will work on your own scene from a larger play, or write a complete one-act play. As with all of our writing courses, your tutor will guide you through the process and give you friendly feedback.

Playwriting Courses Content

During the course you will:

  • Develop core skills of how to write for theatre
  • Explore stagecraft and what encompasses a play
  • Identify approaches to story structure for the stage
  • Learn about active characters and narrative arcs
  • Explore dialogue and visual metaphors
  • Learn to cultivate your voice as a playwright

As part of our playwriting workshops you will begin writing your own play, so try to come up with and idea you would like to work on before the start date.

Please note: fluency in English is required for this course. If you have any special requirements please inform our Student Services Team prior to your course start date so we can ensure we cater for these needs. You can call us on 0207 042 8833 or email info@city-academy.com

CLASSES STARTING SOON


DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
28 Nov Sat 10:30-17:00 1 day Jon Barton Fora Space - Dallington Street £129.00
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2 Feb - 9 Mar Tue 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Lisa Carroll Second Home, Clerkenwell £325.00
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Try our Writing Summer School

Practice writing in multiple formats, from prose to screenplay, and develop your writing style with expert advice from our team of writers.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
28 Nov Sat 10:30-17:00 1 day Jon Barton Fora Space - Dallington Street £129.00
SOLD OUT Add to waiting list
2 Feb - 9 Mar Tue 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Lisa Carroll Second Home, Clerkenwell £325.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
28 Nov Sat 10:30-17:00 1 day Jon Barton Fora Space - Dallington Street £129.00
SOLD OUT Add to waiting list
2 Feb - 9 Mar Tue 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Lisa Carroll Second Home, Clerkenwell £325.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Playwriting Venues


Playwriting tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER SCHOOL

Kick-start your writing, whether you have an existing idea that you would like to develop or you’re still looking for inspiration on our Creative Writing Summer School

Continue your journey

After you have completed your course - we recommend continuing your journey on one of the following courses:

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