Summer Courses

 JULY - 13 AUGUST 2016

Summer Courses is Scottish Youth Theatre’s flagship event and will celebrate its 40th year in 2016. Intensive performance courses allow young people to build on their personal, social and performance skills in a professional theatre environment.

Summer Courses offer a range of opportunities for young people aged 8-25 to get involved. 

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

We offer intensive courses for ages 14-25 years covering all aspects of theatre, including production, acting and stage management. Shorter courses available for ages 8-15. 

Follow in the steps of successful previous participants Gerard Butler, Colin McCredie, Karen Gillan, Kirstie Steele and Andrew Still.

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

Please note: SYT does not offer any residential options for Summer Courses. We can suggest accommodation options if requested.   


Performance and Production Learning Programme

Ages 16-25
Glasgow, 6 weeks: 4 Jul - 13 Aug - £1000

Ideal for those who are interested in studying acting and performance with a view to pursuing a career or further education.

The Performance and Production Learning Programme offers young people the opportunity to perform in Scottish Youth Theatre’s main house production, receive specialist tuition and work towards an SQA Credit Rated qualification at SCQF Level 7 with 29 Credit Points. The qualification sits on the SCQF alongside Advanced Higher.

Performance & Production Course

Ages 16-25
Glasgow, 4 weeks: 11 Jul - 6 Aug - £600

Ideal course for those interested in performance as a career or as a creative outlet to explore transferable skills. This course is ideal preparation for those considering further education in the performing arts.

The Performance and Production Course provides young people with the opportunity to be part of Scottish Youth Theatre’s main house production whilst developing their performance skills and stagecraft. 

Technical Theatre Course

Ages 14-25
Glasgow, 4 weeks: 11 Jul - 6 Aug - £600

The Technical Theatre Course gives participants the opportunity to experience the skills and disciplines involved in technical theatre and production. 

Intermediate Course

Ages 14-18
Glasgow, 3 weeks: 18 Jul - 6 Aug - £450

The Intermediate Course allows participants to experience being part of a Summer Course main house shows as part of the ensemble or to devise their own show.

Foundation Course

Ages 12-15
Glasgow, 2 weeks: 4 - 16 Jul - £300

A popular performance course, ideal for young people who want to develop their theatre techniques and skills. Over 2 weeks, participants will work on acting skills, choreography, music and characterisation to create and rehearse a devised piece of theatre to be performed in a professional theatre venue on the last day.

Junior Course

Ages 8-11
Glasgow, 1 week: 8 - 13 Aug - £120

A fun introduction to the world of drama and performance, ideal for young people who want to further their skills and knowledge. On the course participants will work on general drama skills, explore movement, characterisation and storytelling to create a unique performance to be presented in a professional theatre venue on the last day.



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