The Scottish Arts Council is actively involved in developing Scottish drama through its support for venues, promoters and theatres across Scotland.
Find out more about the context and priorities for our support of drama in Scotland or download our quick guide - drama (pdf).
Read about drama projects that have received funding through the Touring and Production and New Work funds in March 2010
Theatre in Scotland is created and enjoyed in multiple ways. Through a rich mix of professional, amateur, community and schools drama, theatre reaches every part of Scotland.
Contemporary theatre provides a laboratory of language and ideas, kindles visual and verbal imagination and enables debate and discussion about Scotland ’s cultural and political futures.
Drama is also an educationally holistic medium, exercising design, performance, language and technical skills which increase self-confidence and feed into a range of creative industries.
Theatre is a dynamic channel for communication between the diverse interests of Scottish society – region to region, community to community, generation to generation.