News: Roald Dahl, Screen Acting and Behind the Scenes Secrets are all on offer at Scottish Youth Theatre this half term.

This October half term, Scottish Youth Theatre are inviting young people to learn all the tricks of the theatrical trade. They are offering workshops for 8 – 11 and 12 – 15 year olds who are interested in performing on stage and screen or working behind the scenes. The sessions include a variety of theatrical disciplines including acting to camera, make-up, costumes, comedy, playwriting and you can even write and perform your own music track!

Scottish Youth Theatre’s Associate Director Karen McGrady-Parker states;

 ¨We have invited highly trained and extremely passionate theatre professionals to lead each course so the young people who join us will really benefit from the knowledge of those working in the industry.

The tutors are very experienced at delivering these workshops and are happy to work with participants from all backgrounds and all levels of experience¨.

One o f the workshops for the 8 – 11 year old group was inspired by Karen’s recent trip to the cinema

¨I went to see the BFG with my children and I loved it! So I decided to dedicate one of the sessions to the magic of Roald Dahl. In this session, the participants will work with a director  to bring to life some of the zany charcters, Dahl’s splendiferous universe!¨

At the end of each day the participants can invite their friends, families or carers to an informal sharing of their work. However, one sharing does come with a warning as Karen adds

¨The make-up artists are so good that participants may not be as easily identifiable to their loved ones as you may think!¨

The classes take place Mon 17 – Fri 21 October 10am – 5pm. Sessions last one day and participants can take part in as many days as they wish (subject to availability). To view the full class timetable visit


Notes to Editors

Request for images to Kathryn Bradley –

Theatre Toolbox October 2016.  Mon 17 – Fri 21 October 10am – 5pm

Price is £30 for one day or £125 for the whole week

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

0141 552 3988

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 1976. The courses, workshops, classes and performances produced by SYT each year involve tens of thousands of young people and the company has created hundreds of successful productions over the last 40years.

SYT works across Scotland and internationally on projects. It 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.





30th September 2016 By

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