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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 produce YSCP's "Direct Approach" featuring both new writing and giving young directors an opportunity to helm a production. We regularly present new writing for the stage and offer public platforms and feedback, so that writers can continue to develop their scripts.

We work regularly at the York Theatre Royal. 

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.

Our Current Committee Members are: 


Chairperson: Helen Wilson 
Membership Secretary: Maurice Crichton 
Treasurer: Suzanne Mellor
Secretary: Sue Skirrow 
Communitcations: Amanda Dales
Helen Taylor 
Sophie Buckley 
Simon Tompsett