With over 1,000 plays in our catalogue, from exciting new drama to popular classics and literary adaptations, there’s something here for every amateur theatre company, school or youth group to perform. Simply use our Play Finder to narrow the selection, or ask our Performing Rights Manager for guidance. You can even apply for performing rights for most titles direct from this site. Happy browsing!
Our annual Edinburgh Fringe Report is out now and available on our blog page. This year, four intrepid amateur companies performing plays licensed by Nick Hern Books report back on how things went at the Edinburgh Fringe, and offer their Top Tips for any companies wanting to take on the Fringe in future years. Read more
We are so pleased to announce that our newsletter has had a make-over and we now bring you a very attractive early bird discount of a whopping 30% on the performing licence fee for selected plays and new releases... Read more
Meet the Performing Rights Manager
Tamara has been working at NHB since 2003. She can advise you on any aspect of applying for performing rights, or help you find the perfect play to perform. Get in touch...
Free inspection copies
Amateur theatre companies can inspect our plays free of charge.