Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble 2018

Scottish Youth Theatre is passionate about providing opportunities and training for young theatre-makers. One of the ways we achieve this is with 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.

In October 2017 we travelled the length and breadth of Scotland to audition young people aged 16 – 25 and we announced our current Ensemble in December 2017.

The group 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 in July 2018, Scotland’s Year of Young People
  • 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

Hear what 2017 Ensemble members (and the stars of the campaign) have to say about their experience - click here

Development Weekends for the 2018 Ensemble
Fridays are evening only, Saturdays and Sundays are during the day

  • Fri 26 – Sun 28 January 2018 
  • Fri 23 – Sun 25 February 2018
  • Fri 23 – Sun 25 March 2018
  • Fri 20 – Sun 21 April 2018
  • Fri 25 – Sun 27 May 2018
  • Fri 15 – Sun 17 June 2018
  • Fri 21 – Sun 23 September 2018

For the main rehearsal and performances

  • From Mon 25 June 

And the 2018 performance is...

VENT.  which will be touring nationally thanks to sponsorship from Richmond Oaks and match funding from  by Arts & Business Scotland via the Culture & Business Fund Scotland.

Interested in being in SYT National Ensemble 2019? We will open registration in summer 2018

*Although participation in the Ensemble is free there are associated costs which aren’t covered such as accommodation and travel costs. Don’t let this stop you from auditioning. SYT has limited funds to help with this and will offer what support we can to those with the greatest financial barriers. We expect Ensemble participants to be motivated to raise funds for themselves too. You will be issued with a fundraising and sponsorship pack which signposts opportunities to apply for grants and gives  ideas for raising money.

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