Summer Holiday Courses 2017

Summer Courses 2017

Summer Holiday Drama & Theatre Courses - Unlock your Creative Potential – Work With Professional Theatre Makers - Make Friends – Improve Your Confidence – Devise and Perform

Summer Courses is Scottish Youth Theatre’s flagship event. Intensive performance courses allow young people to build on their personal, social and performance skills in a professional theatre environment.

Scottish Youth Theatre is a truly national and international company, which is bursting with wonderfully talented young people and inspired ideas. I'm proud to be part of it. Emma Thomson, Patron


For more information, please contact us on 0141 552 3988 or at


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) 
No audition – online application

A two week course aimed at emerging artists who have something to say and want to do it through theatre and performance. Starting with the title – Audacious, you will explore, reflect, plan, create and share the beginnings of new work.

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)


Online application with an interview** in person or via skype. 
Deadline for application: Fri 31 March. Interview will take place end of April.

Learning from industry professionals,experience first-hand the wide breadth of technical tasks involved in mounting a production.

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) 
Entrance by online application and audition**

Deadline for application:Mon 24 April 2017. Auditions will take place the end of April

Working with professional theatre practitioners, you and your fellow theatre makers will form your own company to develop a new piece of theatre which will be performed at the end of the course/

Foundation Course: Intrepid FULLY BOOKED
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. £300*
No audition – online application

Over two weeks, participants will work on acting, choreography, music and characterisation, then rehearse and perform a new piece of theatre based on the title Intrepid.
Performance date: Sat 22 July.

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

Performances by participants on the Saturday.
For young people aged 8 – 11. No experience necessary
10am – 4pm £120*
Out of Hours Club available
No audition – online application

Two week-long courses for young people who want to explore acting, movement, character and storytelling in a fun and energetic environment, with a performance for family and friends at the end of the week.

Each week is a different course so feel free to book both!

Out of Hours Club for Junior Courses

8:30 - 10am £5 per session

4 - 5:30pm £5 per session
Do you work and need to figure out how to drop off and collect your child at the Junior Courses? We are offering a competitively priced drop off and pick up period where participants can engage in a supervised low impact, fun activity.


Please note: 

*For information on affordable payment plans click here 

For our Fundraising Guide click here

**Auditions and interviews will take place in different loactions in Scotland

SYT does not offer any residential options for Summer Courses. We can suggest reasonably priced accommodation - click here  

Browse the Summer Courses 2017 flyer - click here


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