Join the Lyceum and Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland at the end of every Edinburgh Festival week

On Thursdays, come along to hear artists working in the theatre industry discuss their work together.

On Fridays, take a breath and spend 90 minutes writing in the Lyceum’s space.

And on Saturdays, join for a whistlestop tour of the very basics of three theatre jobs with the experts: actor, director and designer. 



Case Study Session – Thursday 10th August, 11am

Case Study Sessions offer an opportunity to hear from industry professionals as they discuss elements of their work using specific examples from their career. For our festival Case Study, we help demystify the role of the writing agent. Join us to hear more on what a writing agent does day to day, how the relationship with a playwright can work, and how the finances of writing add up.

90 Minute Write – Friday 11th, 18th and 25th August, 11am

Take some space away from the chaos of the festival to reconnect with your writing. Join other playwrights in the Lyceum’s studio space to write in response to a five minute prompt from an invited playwright, or use the time to reconnect with a current piece of your writing – it’s up to you. No experience is necessary and all are welcome – no sharing required! A special tea and coffee deal will be available during the session to keep you hydrated and motivated as you work on your next play.


What Do You Do? – Saturday 12th, 19th and 26th August, 11am

Love going to the theatre but no idea what happens offstage? Keen to understand more about how plays are made? Each event will be a whistlestop tour of the day to day work and creative highlights of the job with people who do it every day. Come along to take a peek behind the curtain and to ask questions of the experts.

Week 2: ACTOR

Panel Discussion: Adaptation – Thursday 17th August, 11am

Some of the best-loved stories for the stage started in other mediums. What’s the attraction of adapting work from other mediums? What are the differences from writing from scratch, and the benefits or challenges as a playwright in doing so? Join us for a discussion with leading artists of their adaptation work and of the journey of working with others’ words. Chaired by Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland’s Creative Director Louise Stephens.


Festival Debrief – Thursday 24th August, 11am

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival. Every year, patterns emerge in the stories told and the forms artists use to tell them. Join us as this panel discussion featuring artists with work at the Fringe and long-term participants, asks what we can tell about the country and beyond today from the trends emerging in this year’s art.


Photographer credit: Eoin Carey.

Published on:
6 Jul 2023


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