Free-to-borrow theatre texts for Hull residents


The Middle Child Theatre Library is an ever-growing collection of over 2,000 scripts and reference books, ensuring that world-class texts are available for any resident of Hull and the East Riding to borrow free-of-charge.

Our shelves include plays by the old guard, including Shakespeare, Ibsen and Chekhov, through to 20th century classics by Sarah Kane, Caryl Churchill and Ntozake Shange, and contemporary writing by the likes of Alice Birch, Koko Brown and Inua Ellams.

We have reading lists for works by LGBTQ+ and global majority writers, as well as scripts by Hull writers, including our own award-winning productions.

You can also book our free writing room and find out more about our work, to make theatre that brings people together for a good night out with big ideas.

Our library has been made possible by generous donations from members of the public, as well as Oberon and Nick Hern Books.

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Who can use it

Any resident of Hull and the East Riding with a HU postcode.

Opening hours
  • Tuesdays, 10am-1pm
  • Fridays, 2pm-5pm

Can’t make these times? Contact literary manager, Matthew May, to arrange an alternative visit.


Bond 31, 42-43 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PS

See also

Free writing room, rehearsal room and hot desking space – more info