Writing for stage and screen - Keeley Street

Screenwriting & Playwriting Courses Online & in London

Behind every masterpiece, lies a captivating script. Delve into the magical world of screenwriting and playwriting, and learn the vital elements required to create an effective screenplay and script. Develop your writing skills, analyse scripts, and discover what it takes to reach a professional level.  

Plus, you’ll get to grips with the fundamental writing principles, and master the technique of bringing your idea and script to life. You’ll explore everything from developing onstage characters to constructing storylines, too. 

Above all, screenwriting and playwriting is a creative process. At City Lit we help you through every step of the way, from dealing with writer’s block to pushing you to your creative limits. Not only that, but you’ll also be working and engaging with like-minded individuals, who are all in the process of honing their craft. 

Our writing students frequently go on to further study or publication. Read their success stories.

You'll learn from experience tutors that are all published authors and experts in their field. Learn about their recent accomplishments.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

Discover the key elements of dramatic writing for television, cinema and the stage. Explore character and conflict, story and structure, and receive feedback on your work as you progress from first idea to finished script. All our writing courses are taught by practicing writers.

City Lit's writing students frequently go on to further study or publication. Read their success stories.

Our tutors are published authors and experts in their field. Learn about their recent accomplishments.

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Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Television screenwriting: a taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jim Hill
    Do you want to write for an ongoing TV drama or pitch your own idea for a television series? Start your screenwriting journey on this practical short course. Examine the structure of an episodic TV drama, and explore approaches to the genre in a fun, supportive environment.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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  2. Ways into screenwriting: a taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Alan Nixon
    Want to write scripts but don't know how to start? Discover the basics of screenwriting - character, conflict and more - on this short course that will help you shape your ideas and get your story going.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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  3. Ways into playwriting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Dawn King
    Explore the fundamental techniques of writing for the stage in this introductory course. Get to grips with dialogue, character, story and structure, and start work on your own play.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  4. Ways into screenwriting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Alan Nixon
    Learn to write for the screen on this practical, introductory course. Writing exercises, presentations and screenings will teach you key skills, and you’ll begin to produce work and an outline for a full-length project.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  5. Television screenwriting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Jim Hill
    Do you want to write a script for television? What do you write and where do you start? Through exercises and examples, this course will assist you in developing your own projects.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
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    100% of 100
  6. Developing your playwriting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Dawn King
    Continue to explore the key elements of dramatic writing, and benefit from supportive and detailed feedback on your own work. New students with some playwriting experience are welcome to join.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  7. Advanced playwriting workshop
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brian Mullin
    Dive deeper into the key elements of writing for the theatre, gain fresh critical insight into your own writing, and produce a new draft of your work. This workshop is for experienced playwrights with ongoing projects.
    Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £309.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100

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