Summer 2017 Devising Course (14 - 18): The Happiness Formula

Suitable for young people aged 14 - 18. No experience necessary

Dates: 10 – 29 July

Course Duration: 3 weeks.  

Location and times; : Course is based in Glasgow and includes evening and weekend sessions. Average day runs 9:30am – 9pm

Entry: Entrance by online application and audition**

Deadline for application: Mon 24 April 2017 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Price: £450* including a non refundable £20 audition fee which must be paid at registration

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“Really enjoyed the 3 weeks  I spent over at SYT, felt very rewarding knowing that I helped to create a show that so many people came to see and enjoy, would definitely do it again.”




This course allows emerging theatre artists to form their own company and develop a new piece of theatre for a run of performances at the end of the course.  

Using The Happiness Formula as a starting point, you will work as part of a group of creative collaborators, experimenting with characters, story and narrative to devise a new piece of theatre.

Experienced theatre makers will impart their skills and knowledge as they guide and support you through the creation of your original piece.


  • Skills workshops on preparing the body and voice for performance, movement, character  and stagecraft
  • Experienced theatre professionals will share their processes when devising a new piece
  • Experience staging a performance in a professional environment


  • The Summer Courses are open to all young people and we are determined to make them as accessible as we possibly can.
  • If the cost of the courses is providing a barrier to attendance, then please still apply. We can work with you on a payment plan that is manageable for you. Please also read our online fundraising guide which contains lots of useful information on how to raise funds and also access to potential grants and funding.
  • The building has lift access to all levels.
  • There is an audio loop throughout the building. 
  • If you have any further support needs our Associate Director for Inclusion is here to help.
  • If you require information in a different format to what is available, please contact us either by email or call 0141 552 3988.

** Audition Information
At the end of April we will audition in Scotland’s main towns/cities where numbers of applicants are sufficient. At registration you will be asked to select first and second choices from Dundee, Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries. 
You will be asked to perform some short prepared pieces. It is an opportunity to show us your strengths as a performer and for us to find out why you would like to be on the course.
Information on the audition, including times, venue and what you need to prepare will be sent to you after the application deadline (31st March).


Click here to download the Summer Courses 2017 flyer

Click here for Fundraising Guide

Click here to view full programme for Summer Courses 2017

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