The Scottish Community Drama Association
National Script Library at Summerhall, Edinburgh
Choosing your next play?
Want scripts for a workshop or reading group?
Visit us to peruse the SCDA’s shelves or download the catalogue on this page.
To far to travel ?
A postal service is available. Contact the Library for details
All Visitors must comply with Summerhall rules while in the venue.
To make an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org
Normal Opening Times
Tuesday : 14:15 to 18:30
(times may be reduced due to staff availability )
Other times by special arrangements with librarians
The National Script Library of Scottish Community Drama Association is located at Summerhall Arts Centre, 1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh. It is not in the main building but is across the courtyard in Taconic building to the right - on the third floor in room 3.6. (not as shown on google maps)
The library contains over 25,000 one-act and full-length play scripts – Classic Theatre, Modern Drama, Pantomime, Musicals, Youth Theatre, Out-of-Prints and Unpublished work -all available for loan to SCDA members and to Friends Of The Library.
Friends of the Library’ pay an annual fee of £12 for an individual and £24 for a club / group.
Members or Friends coming to the Library personally may borrow scripts for a period of up to nine weeks for reading purposes.
Please note:- If ordering by post postage costs are recovered.
SCDA Library Terms and Conditions
Friends of Library Scheme Application Forms
The catalogue is a work in progress with scripts being added weekly.
The searchable list is in Microsoft excel format and only includes volumes containing a single play script.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, it could be in one of our many collections.
Contact us and we will look for you.
But please remember that due to this service being managed by volunteers only a basic listing is on each entry is done
Scripts, if listed by a type or genre: This listing should be taken as a guidance only and is not definitive.
Casting or specific questions relating to content generally cannot be answered.
With in excess of 30,000 scripts, books of scripts and other documents, some dating back to the 1920's, the task of doing a full summary catalogue entry would be almost impossible as each script would have to be read by at least 3 persons to facilitate a balanced entry.
The Senior Librarian is Mrs. Alison McCallum, assisted by Mr. Gordon Hastie.
and a small team of helpers
All enquires to the Library direct by e-mail:-email@example.com
Or the contact us button
These lists will be updated over every few months
spring 2022 updates added
SCRIPT LISTS (PDF)
NOTE: It is not recommended to print the catalogue as it is over 1100 pages.
This video is rather old but may gaive an idea about the location
(PDF - you need Adobe Reader)