Writing a Radio Play - Online Course - Community Learning - 13:30-15:00

Online Course, Nottingham

Important update: Bookings will close 7 days before the course starts.

Key details

Date -
Sessions Thursdays: 1:30pm - 3pm
No. sessions 6
Venue Online Course, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 12
Cost Free

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email


To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been a resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in the UK with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).


On this course we will develop and practice the writing skills you need to write a short 5-10 minute radio play: how to devise a plot that works for sound, building a three-act structure and  creating distinctive characters and their dialogue. It is helpful, but not necessary if you have done some creative writing before.  

What will be covered on the course?  What will be taught to learners? 

  • How a radio play is presented professionally  
  • How to create a plot that works for radio 
  • Telling a story in three acts 
  • Why distinctive characters are vital in a radio play 
  • How to create authentic characters 
  • Writing convincing dialogue 

What will learners achieve by the end of the course? 

  • You will understand the key elements in a successful radio play 
  • You will know how to present your work professionally 
  • You will know how to tackle writing a short play 
  • You will be able to give and receive feedback on others’ and your own work   
  • You will have more confidence in your creative writing

As this course is online learners will require access to a laptop, smart phone, computer or tablet.  The course will be accessed through Zoom.  You will also require, pen and paper – preferably an A4 notebook

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