Classes & Courses for Children and Young People

Weekly Drama, Dance and Performance Classes for ages 3 right up to 25

Scottish Youth Theatre offers a range of classes and courses for all abilities aged between 3-25 years. Classes and courses are inclusive fun leisure time activities where participants develop their creativity, personal and social skills through the youth theatre process.

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PLEASE NOTE: If you are bringing your child to our weekly classes this weekend and you haven't registered yet you must do so by 12 noon on Friday. You cannot register on the day


Booking now closed for the performance term, 22 April - 25 June 2017 term 

Venue: Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow G1 1TF

This term will be focused on developing performance skills

Download amended workshop and performance times for week 9 and 10 here Saturday

Download amended workshop and performance times  for week 9 and 10 Sunday

Click here to pay for your 2nd instalment

Incorporating stage craft (voice, movement and acting) a professional theatre maker will guide young people through the devising process and build on skills from previous terms. Young people will work with a tutor/director to demonstrate strong audience awareness, expression and dynamic values.

Parents/guardians of Skint Knees and Youth Theatre will see a class in progress midway through term and on the final week see an informal sharing of work.

Skint Knees (3-7 years)


Skint Knees workshops are highly interactive young person centred activities led by an early years’ theatre arts professional. The focus is on sparking the imagination to create character, place and story inspired by music, picture and an eclectic mix of  costume and/or props from backstage at SYT. Inspiring games and exercises promote independent thinking, working in teams, solving problems creatively and giving the opportunity to develop and communicate participant’s views of the world. On week 5, parents and guardians are invited to view an open session and then return in week 10 to see an informal end of term sharing. 


11:15am-12:15pm - Drama (3-4 years) 

11:45am-1:15pm - Drama (5-7 years) 


12:00pm-1:00pm - Drama (3-4 years) 

12:00pm-1:30pm - Drama (5-7 years) 


Youth Theatre (8-15 years)

Youth Theatre offers young people aged 8 to 15 a quality, collaborative theatre arts experience through courses, projects and production. Youth Theatre is about employing theatre techniques such as improvisation, characterisation, spacial awareness, text work, vocal techniques and movement skills. Techniques learnt will empower young people to devise a new piece of theatre to share with an audience on the last day of term.


2:00pm-4:00pm - Drama (8-11 years) SOLD OUT

2:00pm-4:00pm - Drama (12-15 years)


12:00pm-2:00pm - Drama (8-11 years) SOLD OUT

12:00pm-2:00pm - Drama (12-15 years) 


Lab (16-25 years)

Please note there is no Lab in the April - June term due to participants exam comittments

The Lab offers young people aged 16-25 a quality theatre arts experiences through courses, projects, productions and other training opportunities. The Lab will be led by experienced theatre professionals who will give participants an insight into the world of professional theatre allowing them to develop skills and make, develop and perform a new piece of theatre.


3:00pm - 6:00pm

Booking now open for the performance term, 22 April - 25 June 2017 term - click here

Venue: Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow G1 1TF

This term participants will develop knowledge, understanding and practice of dance. Increasing the  understanding of musical sensitivity; working with different rhythms, accents and timings.

Download amended workshop and performance times for week 9 and 10 here Saturday

Download amended workshop and performance times  for week 9 and 10 Sunday

Skint Knees (3-7 years)

Glasgow Saturday

10:00am-11:00am - Dance (3-4 years) DANCE

10:00am-11:30am - Dance (5-7 years) 


Summer Courses 2017

Unlock your Creative Potential – Work With Professional Theatre Makers - Make Friends – Improve Your Confidence – Devise and Perform
Summer Courses 2017 are:

(click on course title to access more information)

Theatre Making Café:Audacious
For young people aged 18 – 25 who have some experience in the performing arts
7 – 19 August (2 weeks) 10am – 9pm (times vary day to day) 

Technical Theatre Course
For young people aged 16 – 25. No experience necessary
3 July – 5 August (5 weeks), 9:30am – 9pm (times vary day to day)

Devising Course: The Happiness Formula
For young people aged 14 – 18. No experience necessary
10 – 29 July (3 weeks) 9:30am – 9pm (times vary day to day) 

Foundation Course: Intrepid
For young people aged 12 – 15. No experience necessary
10 – 22 July (2 weeks) Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm. Some evening rehearsals leading up to the performance. 

Junior Course 1: The Dream Jar  10 - 15 July (FULLY BOOKED)
Junior Course 2: The Box of Odd Shoes  7 - 12 August

For young people aged 8 – 11. No experience necessary


October Toolbox 2017

Mon 16 - Fri 20 October 

A week of day-long fun activity where young participants can explore a wide range of theatrical skills. Past classes have included stage make-up, puppetry, comedy acting, musical theatre and capoeira

The October Toolbox will go on sale August 2017

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