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We're proud to introduce Nick Hern Books Playscript Subscriptions: a new way to keep up to date with the most exciting contemporary plays by today's top writers, from the UK's leading theatre publisher.

Each month we'll send you (or your chosen recipient) one newly published NHB playscript selected by our expert team. It could be a major premiere from a big-name playwright, a timely new version of a classic, or a fresh and exciting work by a talented, up-and-coming writer – all hot off the press, and straight from the UK and Ireland’s most renowned stages.

A Playscript Subscription is the perfect way to stay connected with the best of contemporary drama – whether you're a passionate theatre fan looking to build your own collection, an aspiring or working professional who wants to follow the plays of the moment, a teacher keen to add to your library, or an amateur-theatre group on the hunt for great new scripts for future productions.

Plus, a subscription is cheaper than buying the playscripts individually at publication – so you'll save money, too (up to 30% if subscribing for 12 months).

Nick Hern Books Playscript Subscriptions come in 6-Month or 12-Month packages. If you're an international customer and are interested in subscribing, please email to discuss further.

Some key information:

  • Playscript Subscriptions come in 6-Month and 12-Month packages, and cost £50 and £90 respectively (including UK delivery).
  • This is a one-off, upfront payment, not an automatically renewing Direct Debit.
  • Once you have completed checkout, you will receive a welcome email asking you to provide the details and delivery address of the subscriber, and let us know when you would like the subscription to start. The email will also contain a digital Gift Certificate for you to present to the recipient if you're giving the subscription as a gift.
  • Playscripts will be dispatched on the 7th of each month, or the next working day. They will be sent by Royal Mail 1st Class post.

Select your 6-Month or 12-Month Subscription below. For more information, please consult our FAQs page, or get in touch via email at or by calling +44 (0)20 8749 4953.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak update, March 2020

In light of theatre closures following government advice, we've decided to pause all active Playscript Subscriptions until new play productions resume.

Subscriptions will be 'frozen' at their current month, and extended accordingly. Any new subscriptions purchased during this pause will start at the same time.