YSCP (York Settlement Community Players) is a thriving and highly regarded community theatre group, producing both modern and classical plays in theatre venues across York, including York Theatre Royal, 41 Monkgate Theatre, Friargate Theatre and The Basement at City Screen.


We are passionate about new writing and work closely with Script Yorkshire (York branch) and York Theatre Royal. We regularly present new writing for the stage and offer public platforms and feedback, so that writers can continue to develop their scripts.


YSCP has existed since 1922 and always welcomes new members who wish to be a part of this exciting community group. In the 1950s, a local schoolgirl named Judi Dench became a member of YSCP and performed with the company before heading off to Drama School.


Being a member of YSCP also provides you with the opportunity to gain experience of other vital roles in a theatre company including: Directing, Stage Management, Backstage Crew, Promotion, Fundraising and Front of House.


If you are interested in getting involved with YSCP, then please contact Beryl Nairn by clicking here.


YSCP subscription is paid annually, in January, and all monies raised are used to support our theatre activities.

Current rates (decided each year at the Annual General Meeting) are:

  • £15 (Full)
  • £10 (Full – Over 60s)
  • £7.00 (Full – Unwaged/Students)
  • £5 (Friend)

Membership entitles you to involvement in all YSCP activities, including acting, directing and production opportunities, voting rights at the AGM and the chance to advertise and promote your events on our YSCP facebook page and via our extensive email list.

You will also get regular email updates about YSCP and other local theatre and Arts based events, as well as receiving requests from student film directors and amateur groups. A Membership Card will be forwarded to Full Members on receipt of payment.

Please contact us through this link if you’re interested in becoming a member.