Tue 25 Jun, 2024 - Tue 17 Dec, 2024

Scratch: Spoken Word Night

Scratch is our quarterly spoken word night that takes place here at Shakespeare North Playhouse. It is an inclusive, welcoming community space for both performers and audience alike.

If you are a performer and are looking for a performance opportunity, find out more below.

For Scratch we are looking for seasoned performers that are looking for opportunities to showcase their own new and polished original work with a wider audience.

We have two featured artists accompanied by curated open mic performance slots. Performers that have already taken the first steps on their spoken word journey and are looking to showcase their talent on their way to becoming a featured artist. Does this sound like you? If so, get in touch.

If you are not a performer, even better. The audience is just as, if not even more, important as without you what would be the point? So if you love spoken word, or you’ve no idea what is and want to find out, come and join us at Scratch. Every month at Shakespeare North Playhouse, usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Prepare to laugh, prepare to cry but most of all prepare for an evening of community and connection.

Contact our Project Producer, Morven Currie, to apply for a performance slot and more information: [email protected]. Those selected to perform will not be required to purchase a ticket, as they will be a participant of the event.

Please note: There is no longer a transaction fee for this event.

For those of you Spoken Word enthusiasts who have attended/performed, why not join our new Facebook community! This is a place for our community to share work, ask for feedback, hear about upcoming events, chat all things Spoken Word, ask questions, start a discussion and much more: Itch & Scratch Facebook Group


Produced by

Shakespeare North Playhouse

Facilitated by

Morven Currie

Image Design by

Meg Terzza
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Venue Space

The Exhibition Centre


2 hours 30 minutes

Ticket Prices

Tickets from: £5.00

Age Guidance

Suitable for ages 16+ due to adult content

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