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 reams of contemporary writing by the likes of Alice Birch, Koko Brown and Inua Ellams alongside plays by the old guard, including Shakespeare, Ibsen and Chekhov, through to 20th century classics by Sarah Kane, Caryl Churchill and Ntozake Shange.
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 for a half or whole day and get to work on your own script. Plus, starting in May 2023, regular events including library talks on industry hot topics and a monthly book club.
Our library has been made possible by generous donations from members of the public, as well as Nick Hern Books.