We like to talk… in fact, more than that… we like to listen.
We like to hear what young people have got to say.
We like to understand what drives young artists, what skills and experiences they seek and what they want to express to the world.
We like to engage in conversation and get excited about making theatre in new ways, in new places and see what’s possible.
Dialogue is central to how we work; every person we meet has the potential to inspire the next piece of work or company plan and we use all channels available to us to engage in creative exchange.
This Dialogue space is a shared online space between Scottish Youth Theatre and its community. It hosts a range of different forms of engagement, to inform young theatre makers about the industry, develop their skills and provide a space for conversation and networking. From an ongoing programme of podcasts, blogs and bulletins, to live online sessions with professional practitioners, this forum is for young artists to engage with us as they cultivate their practice and venture into the creative sector.
A whirlwind week of devising, experimentation and collaboration. Peak behind the scenes with the group from Shapeshift Aberdeen...
After having a brilliant time working with Aberdeen's exciting young artists, Sally Charlton creates a directory of inspiring companies and the devising techniques she introduced in Shapeshift Aberdeen...
Join us in our mission to collaborate with young theatre artists to create experiences and events that reverberate in their lives, their communities and their country.
Are you passionate about creating exciting theatre in new places with new people? Sign up to Shapeshift Aberdeen for a week of workshops and learning sessions about devising your own theatre.
Help co-deliver a week of workshops on theatre-making and develop your facilitation and direction skills. Apply to become the Shapeshift Trainee Artist now!
Find out the results of our Amplify social media polls and see how our community respond to the idea of being an Activist
With the amount of offer, it's difficult to pinpoint what to see and do while at the Fringe. Here are some recommendations, featuring some of our alumni!
Join the team to lead young theatre-makers in Aberdeen on a week-long intensive around performance, devising and collaboration. Apply now!
"It wasn't long before I noticed a growth in my confidence to take my art practice seriously." Learning about Lily Carmen Smith's journey through our programme and her own career.
Aliens, global dictators, protest banners and pepe the frog. What do all these random elements have in common, other than the mini festival of performance at the end of Amplify?
Stories & Spaces was primarily about young people getting the opportunity to explore different ways of telling stories... their stories. See how the group from Mull created an exciting installation for the local community to visit.
During the Rehearsal Week of Encounters, I visited each of the artists that were taking their solo performances on the road. Watch our vlog to hear how they developed their pieces and what has changed since they last worked with us.
Gathering with current and past project participants, this podcast discusses their individual and collective experiences, hoping to create a space for them to reflect and offer advice for those also embarking on their own creative journeys.
Introducing our new podcast series exploring the ominous ‘in-between’ space that young artists frequently tend to find themselves. Listen as we gather round a 'table' with young creatives to debate the restrictions posed by funding, opportunity and access they have found in their careers so far and how they still make exciting work from it.