About Us

Bringing theatre and communities together since 1919‚Äč

YSCP (York Settlement Community Players) was established over a century ago. We’ve been producing both modern and classic plays in traditional theatre spaces and not-so traditional venues across York ever since.

As well as putting on at least two productions a year at the York Theatre Royal Studio and Theatre@41, we also hold workshops, play readings and more. Our Direct Approach project is a regular opportunity for aspiring directors to direct new plays in a room in a pub in the city.

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.

Interested in joining our inclusive community group? We always welcome new members, whether you are new to theatre or a seasoned professional; our opportunities are open to all. Being a member of YSCP provides you with the opportunity to gain experience of many vital roles in a theatre company, including: acting, directing, stage management, backstage crew, promotion, fundraising and front of house. Find out more about becoming a member.

Want to know more about us? Our Constitution sets out our aims and how we are governed. Scroll down to meet the YSCP Committee!