Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble

Support, training and space for young theatre makers ready to take the next step

Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble is a company of young people aged 18 – 25. They are selected from across Scotland for their exceptional potential as performers and theatre-makers.

The National Ensemble is a year's commitment; company members spending one weekend a month in different locations across Scotland, working with theatre professionals to develop their skills and grow their networks. They work intensively as a company to devise, co-create and perform a new piece of theatre for national touring in the summer. 




  • Entrance based purely on ability

  • Aged 18 - 25

  • You live, work, study or have family in Scotland


There is no fee to audition or participate and financial support is available for additional costs incurred.


Registrations are now closed for the 2020 Ensemble. 

Scottish Youth Theatre is very grateful to the following organisations for their support of  National Ensemble 2019:

The Mackintosh Foundation

Christina Mary Hendrie Trust 

Souter Charitable Trust   

Creative Scotland

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