Who We Are & What We Do

        Unlocking the creative energies of young people in Scotland through theatre

Scottish Youth Theatre (SYT) is one of Scotland’s national youth performing arts companies and has been providing theatre arts experiences to young people in Scotland since 1977. We combine the creative energies of young people and theatre-making professionals. Our belief in the power of theatre to transform young people’s lives informs the range of learning, performance and development opportunities that we offer. Through the theatre process, we give young people the opportunity to collaborate with each other and with professional theatre artists; we give them room to express themselves and voice their opinions and to develop their skills in citizenship and team work as much as in making theatre. 

SYT is based in its own purpose built facility in the centre of Glasgow with rehearsal rooms, a dance studio, offices and a studio theatre with backstage facilities.

Our current programme includes;

  • regular weekend workshops for ages 3 - 25
  • early years performances throughout the year
  • summer theatre courses for ages 8 - 25
  • Easter and October holiday Toolboxes where young people aged 8 - 11 can explore a new theatrical skill each day through the holidays
  • bursaries for emerging theatre practitioners to develop their craft. Opportunities include the Family Storytime Company and our Tutor Trainee programme
  • free professional development opportunities for emerging theatre makers including Making Space and our Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble 
  • a dedicated Associate Director for Inclusion to champion inclusion across the whole Artistic Programme

SYT’s alumni can be found working in all types of professions as well as theatre, film, television and radio. SYT’s famous alumni include Kate Dickie, Gerard Butler, Colin McCredie, Karen Gillan, Kirstie Steele and Andrew Still. In addition, SYT has several renowned patrons including Billy Boyd, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Blythe Duff, Phyllida Law, Elaine C Smith, Emma Thompson and Richard Wilson.

If you have any questions about Scottish Youth Theatre, feel free to get in touch enquiries@scottishyouththeatre.org or call us 0141 552 3988

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