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YSCP (York Settlement Community Players) is a thriving and highly regarded amateur theatre group, producing both modern and classical plays in theatre venues across York including: York Theatre Royal Studio; John Cooper Studio Theatre @41 Monkgate; and Friargate Theatre.

We also have 'The Direct Approach' a regular opportunity for aspiring directors to direct new plays of 30-60 minutes for 4-5 characters in a room in a pub, The Eagle and Child, High Petergate.

We work regularly at the York Theatre Royal.


YSCP has existed since 1919 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.

Our Current Committee Members are: 


Chair: Helen Wilson 
Treasurer: Simon Tompsett
Secretary: Sue Skirrow 
Membership: Maurice Crichton
Helen Taylor 
Sophie Buckley 
Catherine Edge
Helen Sant