A national professional development programme aiming to empower and equip young creatives with the knowledge and resilience to survive and thrive in the Scottish theatre sector. 

Generator is delivered in partnership with venues, arts organisations, colleges and other agencies who work directly with young people. Professional practitioners travel across Scotland to facilitate session for young people aged 14-25. The programmes are aimed at those interested in wider career options in the industry such as theatre design, marketing or producing and offer key skills training in things like fundraising, self-employment and project management.

Interested in Generator? Get in touch by emailing or calling 0141 552 3988


Scottish Youth Theatre piloted Generator at Ayr College and Edinburgh College throughout January and February 2020. Covering HN1 and BA courses we delivered seven workshops at each campus, completing over 24 hours of teaching. Workshops covered freelancing, Scottish Theatre Ecology, marketing, fundraising, producing and company set-up. Generator is due to continue with a programme at the University of Highlands and Islands, as well as a schools programme in May.

‘A wonderful and informative workshop programme presented and delivered by people with a clear passion for Scottish Theatre and a genuine desire to empower the next generation of theatre artists. I appreciated your honesty and openness about your own experience. It helped to contextualise the workshops and was brave’.
- Edinburgh participant

'Extremely informative and motivating, helped to form a clear path for my future goals and how I can, and will, achieve them!’ 
- Edinburgh participant

'GENERATOR has fundamentally supported the professional development practice of the work we do in Edinburgh College promoting our students’ self-efficacy to take the next step towards their freelance careers.' 
- Clara Bloomfield, Lecturer in Acting and Performance for BA (Hons) Drama and Dance and Pass Edinburgh College

Scottish Youth Theatre is very grateful to the following organisation for its support of Generator:

Enterprise Arts Trust

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