SYT National Ensemble 2019 Audition Registration

Support, training and space for young theatre makers ready to take the next step

Auditions across Scotland in September & October 2018

Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble is a company of young people aged 16 – 25 selected from across Scotland for their exceptional potential as performers and theatre makers.

The Ensemble is a year's commitment and company members spend one weekend a month working with top theatre professionals to develop their skills. During the summer, they work intensively as a company to devise and perform a new piece of theatre.

The successful participants will experience the pinnacle of youth theatre experience as these previous participants can testify;

I think the intensity of the five week residential is something that is not available elsewhere, and certainly the opportunity to write is something I would not have been offered at this stage in my career.

It’s a fantastic place to be, not only is it for acting but it also lets you gain so many skills in different areas i.e. music, physical theatre, writing, directing. It’s not often you get a company that provides all the assistance to carry out these skills.

It has been a really professional show experience and I've been able to see everything that goes into a show so now we all have the knowledge to put shows on ourselves. I also don't think with my experience so far that I would have been given the opportunity elsewhere to take a role as an assistant director and be making decisions and analyzing scenes. 

There is no audition or participation fee. We offer bursaries for additional costs incurred such as accommodation or travel. Entrance based purely on ability

You must be aged between 16 and 25 and live, work, study or have family in Scotland.

You must be able to attend every development weekend and also be available for the whole summer period to devise and perform in your show. Dates TBC

Auditions take place in the following venues



Gaiety Theatre

Carrick St, KA7 1NU

Sat 8 September Register here

Scottish Youth Theatre

The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick St, G1 1TF

Sat 15 September

(All audition spaces booked)


Sun 21 October

(All audition spaces booked)

Register here

Scottish Storytelling Centre (6th only)

43 - 46 High St, EH1 1SR

Out of the Blue (20th only)

36 Dalmeny Street, EH6 8RG

Sat 6 October

& Sat 20 October

Register here

The Lemon Tree

5 West North Street, AB24 5AT

Sun 16 September Register here

Eden Court

Bishops Rd, IV3 5SA

Sun 7 October

Register here


Dundee Repertory Theatre

Tay Square, DD1 1PB

Sat 13 October Register here

Macrobert Arts Centre

University of Stirling, FK9 4LA

Sun 14 October Register here


To download more information about the auditions, please click here.

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