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Drama and theatre 

Youth Theatres need you!

Are you interested in:

  • meeting new people
  • taking part in workshops
  • exchanging ideas
  • writing
  • dancing
  • music
  • performing on stage
  • designing and making props, costumes and sets
  • working with sound, lights and technical aspects backstage

Then you may be interested in joining a local youth theatre.

From the complete novice to the aspiring Broadway superstar a youth theatre may have just what you’re looking for.

So how do you get started?

Well in the first instance you could:

Check Scotland's national development organisation for youth theatre, Promote YT, for opportunities. You could also check with your Local Authority to see what’s on offer in your area. 

Visit the websites of the Scottish Youth Theatre or Young Scot as well as the Scottish Community Drama Association

For the more serious amongst you, you may like to consider a qualification in Drama or a related area. Check out the National Council for Drama Training for a list of some of the courses available.

Scottish colleges and schools offering courses include the Queen Margaret University College the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama or the MGA Academy of Performing Arts.

So no excuses - get out there, make contact and tread some boards.

Primitive Streak; Photo: Justine, Courtesy The Arches
Play - part of Arches Beckett season; Photo: Niall Walker
Unsex Me Here; Photo: Niall Walker, Courtesy The Arches
Kidnapped; Photo: Graeme Hart,
Tam O'Shanter; Photo: Niall Walker, Courtesy The Arches
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