Celebrating the Railway

Following the success of Rail Respect and the delivery of 278 rail safety workshops to 76 schools over two years, Scottish Youth Theatre is now working with Transport Scotland to create "Celebrating the Railway", a unique street theatre performance to celebrate the opening of the Borders Railway in September 2015.

We are delighted to announce that we will be offering P6, P7 and S1 pupils from schools that have previously hosted Rail Respect workshops in Midlothian and the Borders, the opportunity to apply to become the cast of the "Celebrating the Railway".

Working with theatre professionals, the cast of up to 50 young people will have the opportunity to create a piece of street theatre, to be performed at Waverley Station, inspired by the railway and Sir Walter Scott.


Applicants must be available on the following dates:

Rehearsals 1: Monday 10 to Friday 14 August, 9:30am to 4:30pm, Gala Rugby Football Club, Netherdale, Nether Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HE.

Rehearsals 2: Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 August, 9:30am to 4:30pm, Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HE.

Rehearsals 3: Friday 4 September, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HE.

Performance: Saturday 5 September. Drop off time: 7:45am. Pick up time: 4:30pm. Drop off/pick up point: Car Park at Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HE. Performance Venue: Edinburgh Waverley Station.


Please note: Participants will be responsible to arrange their own travel to rehearsals. Scottish Youth Theatre will provide transport to/from Edinburgh for participants on the day of the performance.

For more information please contact Laura Spence at lauras@scottishyouththeatre.org or on 0141 552 3988. 

Applications to this project are now closed. 


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