I facilitate creative processes and workshops for writing, theatre and digital.

I am a freelance Workshop Leader for the Royal Exchange Theatre Learning & Participation team.

I was the Outreach Facilitator for #ChipShoptheMusical, working with hard-to-reach groups of young people to facilitate lyric and story writing workshops.

I have worked for organisations including Lawrence Batley Theatre, Creative People and Places, Right Up Our Street, Ambassador Theatre Group and Freedom Studios as a workshop facilitator.


“Emma Hill is a valued member of the Royal Exchange’s Pool of Freelancers. She leads regular tours and workshops with school and college groups, and I cannot recommend her enough! She is calm, professional and well-prepared, and never fails to inspire the young people she is working with.”
Natalie Diddams, Schools’ Programme Leader, Royal Exchange Theatre

“Emma Hill delivered creative writing drop-in sessions for us at our Fun Palace in Doncaster in July 2015 and was excellent at engaging with a wide range of people. Many of my team commented that her warm personality drew people in to write, and Emma made a real impression on those who engaged in the creative writing. Her presence added a real sense of professionalism and authenticity to our day.”
Katherine Warman, Arts Supporter, Right Up our Street, Doncaster Arts

“Emma’s sessions were always practical, informative, fun and full of ideas beyond the usual run of the mill guidance which you can find anywhere. She inspired me to get writing and provided constructive and helpful feedback on my efforts, which showed real insight.  Some of the resultant short plays have been accepted for performance or rehearsed reading by, for instance, Cast in Doncaster and the Theatre Royal, York.”
John Emms, Write Now course participant, Lawrence Batley Theatre

“Emma has a powerful, disarming and highly inspirational flair for teaching and mentoring anyone serious about wanting to write.  Emma’s style encourages frank self-questioning and a continuous quest for improvement.  She leads by example with a sustained energy level throughout a session and consequently achieves excellent interaction with and between her pupils.”
Tom Lonsdale, Write Now course participant, Lawrence Batley Theatre

“Emma’s sessions were unpredictable, packed and inspiring, covering not only all aspects of writing for the stage, but also how to go about marketing and publishing. She was always honest, constructive and useful. We were treated as keen playwrights looking to be performed, rather than local amateurs.”
Steve Goldman, Write Now course participant, Lawrence Batley Theatre

“Emma treats us like adults and that makes me want to work hard and do the best I can.”
#Selfies Project Participant, Regent Theatre, Stoke

“I have had so much fun on ‘#Selfies’, I wish we could take it on a world tour.”
#Selfies Project Participant, Regent Theatre, Stoke

“Please come back, Emma. You get it. You just get it.”
#Selfies Project Participant, Regent Theatre, Stoke