The National Script Library of Scottish Community Drama

The National Script Library of Scottish Community Drama is located in room 3:6 on the top floor of the Taconic building at Summerhall Arts Centre. The library started in 1936 with scripts in a suitcase and now contains well in excess of 20,000 one-act and full-length play scripts – Classic Theatre, Modern Drama, Pantomime, Musicals, Youth Theatre, Out-of-Prints, Unpublished Work and Theatre Archives –  all available for perusal and loan to SCDA members and to ‘Friends Of The Library’. Contact for details of the Friends scheme.

Choosing your next play?  Want scripts for a workshop or reading group?  Researching amateur theatre in Scotland?

Visit the National Script Library page to peruse the catalogue available as an Excel spreadsheet or pdfed Doc. (Please don’t try to print it – it is over 1,100 pages. ) Postal service also available.

Opening times are Tuesdays 2.15pm to 7pm and Wednesdays 3pm to 6pm or by special arrangement with the Librarians via or 07799408608.