For Emerging Theatre Makers and Practitioners

SYT gives Scotland-based young emerging theatre makers the opportunity to develop and showcase their abilities.

Whether your interest lies in devising, performing or teaching, we have a range of opportunities for you.

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Offering emerging theatre makers the space and support to create. Find out more

Family Storytime Company

Each year we audition young people aged 18 to 25 to become the Family Storytime Company, a commitment which lasts one year, running from October to August. Each selected individual receives a training bursary.

Family Storytime Company provides an immersive training experience that will increase the participants knowledge, skills and confidence in making work for an early years audience.

Membership of the Family Storytime Company enables trainees to develop their understanding of a professional theatre environment.

Each trainee benefits from professional mentoring to identify their strengths and areas for development, improving their broader transferrable skills.

Auditions for the next Family Storytime Company will be advertised here and our social media.

Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble

Each year, we travel  the length and breadth of Scotland to audition young people aged 16 – 25 who are interested in all aspects of theatre for our National Ensemble.

Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble is a year’s commitment and is open to anyone who lives, works, studies or has family in Scotland. Auditions and membership of the Ensemble is free and entry is based purely on ability.

The successful applicants will benefit from the following:

  • A year long place with the company, where you can learn and develop as a performer and theatre-maker
  • Monthly development weekends led by top theatre practitioners taking place across Scotland
  • Be part of a flagship performance 
  • Collaboration with other emerging theatre-makers from across Scotland
  • A fully accessible experience with support for any applicants who have a disability or who have additional requirements
  • Access to Scottish Youth Theatre’s space and a highly experienced team to support you along your journey

Auditions for the 2018 Ensemble are now complete. We will announce when registrations for the 2019 Ensemble auditions open here and on our social media.

Weekly Workshop Tutor Trainee programme

The Tutor Trainee programme enables participants aged 18 - 25 to learn the craft of assisting and co -delivering drama workshops with a bursary provided. They work with a wide range of children and young people whilst gaining an insight into varied teaching styles. Each trainee benefits from mentoring from youth theatre professionals to identify their strengths and areas for development, improving their broader transferrable skills. There's also a number of training opportunities tailored to the trainees needs as they develop.

Trainees are recruited once a year and we will advertise here and on social media once applications open

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