ABOUT

THE WORK

At Scottish Youth Theatre, we are interested in providing in-depth opportunities
that respond to young creatives’ needs and interests. We collaborate with aspiring, emerging and early-career young artists who are based in Scotland, across
intersections and geographies. 

 

With Scottish Youth Theatre young artists can develop and refine their practice through:

  • learning new skills 
  • making original performance work in ensembles, small collectives and as solo artists
  • touring their work to Scottish venues 
  • learning about the professional industry 
  • connecting with like-minded individuals and professional artists 

With Scottish Youth Theatre young artists can develop and refine their practice through:

  • learning new skills 
  • making original performance work in ensembles, small collectives and as solo artists
  • touring their work to Scottish venues
  • learning about the professional industry 
  • connecting with like-minded individuals and professional artists 

We bring young artists together from across Scotland to collaborate with each other. We also work with young people from specific areas of Scotland to respond to their local theatre development needs.

Sitting between youth theatre/education and the professional industry, we have a role to play in improving the diversity of people in our sector. In recognition that recruitment can be used as a tool of inclusion and exclusion, our recruitment of participants addresses under-representation through targeted recruitment and/or positive action.

 

HOW WE WORK

We cultivate an environment where participants are at the helm of their own creative journey and the work they make is their opportunity to interrogate, question and reflect on things that matter to them. We strive to broaden their artistic experience, introducing them to a range of art forms and practitioners to inform and inspire new directions in their work.  

We craft and curate their art for relevant audiences, utilising different physical and digital platforms.   

  • All opportunities are free to participate 
  • We cover the cost of travel and accommodation 
  • We support young people’s wellbeing and access needs at no cost to them 
  • There is no membership 

    • All opportunities are free to participate 
    • We cover the cost of travel and accommodation 
    • We support young people’s wellbeing and access needs at no cost to them 
    • There is no membership 

    We employ freelance artists and creative practitioners to work on projects to inspire, mentor, teach and collaborate with participants. We seek out like-minded organisations across Scotland to work in partnership for the benefit of young people. 

    We positively encourage young people to be involved in local youth theatre provision where it is available and to look to Scottish Youth Theatre as an integral part of their career development as young artists.

    Collaborate.
    Create.
    Reverberate.