Mini Makers

 A festival of brand-new theatre created and performed by Glasgow’s youngest theatre makers aged 3 - 11!

Mon 1 - 5 April 2019

Scottish Youth Theatre are proud to present Mini Makers, a brand-new festival of original theatre made by young people aged between 3 and 11. Over the course of one week, children and young people from across Glasgow will come together with some of Scotland’s best theatre makers to play, create and perform.

Every day, over the course of the first week of the Easter holidays, participants will explore the worlds of poetry, puppetry, movement and song in order to create their own pieces of theatre –before debuting these new works to a public audience on Friday 5 April

No experience is necessary, our team of performers and theatre makers have a wealth of experience working with young people and look forward to an inspiring week making theatre with Glasgow’s newest creators!


If cost is a barrier to participation, please note bursaries are available here 

Age Category Workshop Time Price for the week Performance time on Fri 5 April Registration
3 & 4 9am - 1pm £100 12:30pm  Register here
5 - 7 9am - 3pm £130 1:45pm Register here
8 - 11 9am - 3pm £130 2:30pm Register here

Once purchased places are non-refundable or transferable.

Ages 3 & 4 | HAZEL ANGUS

Hazel is currently SYT’s Lead Artist for our Saturday nursery workshops. In the years since graduating from Dance For All, Edinburgh, Hazel has taken her passion for musical theatre and education all over the world. Teaching professionally in India, New Zealand, USA and the Philippines as well as working for many national youth theatre companies and not-for-profit organisations here in Scotland. 
Hazel has devoted a great deal of her career to learning about additional support needs and alternative education approaches such as Montessori and Steiner philosophy.

Hazel strongly believes in the life changing power of arts education to foster self-belief, kindness and friendship.


Shilpa T-Hyland trained at the Royal Conservatoire Scotland and is one half of the company Modest Predicament. She is currently directing Miss Julie as a recipient of the Cross Trust Young Director Award at Perth Theatre. Other directing credits include: The Dragon and the Whales (Modest Predicament); Atlas (Modest Predicament);  Kieran Hurley’s Bubble (RCS); Erin, Errol and The Earth Creatures (Modest Predicament); A Stranger Walks into a Bar (Scottish Storytelling Centre and others). Assistant and trainee credits include: The 306:Dusk (Perth Theatre/NTS); Pride and Prejudice*(*Sort of) (Blood of the Young/Tron Theatre); The 306: Day (Perth Theatre/ NTS/Stellar Quines); Anything That Gives Off Light (The TEAM / NTS).


Hannah Lavery has been a freelance writer and performer since 2014. She has had playwriting commissions from Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh University and Greater Glasgow NHS. She was awarded a Tom McGrath Playwriting Grant in 2015, Megaphone Residency from The Workers’ Theatre in 2017 and a Summerhall Lab in 2019. Her most recent spoken word show, The Drift was part of National Theatre of Scotland’s Festival, Just Start Here festival and was previewed at the Tron Theatre with the National Theatre of Scotland as part of Black History Month in October 2018, and will go on a Scotland wide tour as part of National Theatre of Scotland’s Season 2019.  
She is an experienced performer and has been part of many spoken word nights including, featured sets with Flint and Pitch, Sonnet Youth Chill Habibi and she has also performed at Electric Fields, CoastWord, the Gutter Party and Solas Festival. She has also been part of two long form spoken word shows at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as having two of her plays performed as rehearsed readings.      
Her poetry has been published by Gutter Magazine amongst others and her first pamphlet of short fiction was published by Postbox Press in 2018, and her first pamphlet of poetry, Finding Seaglass, will be published by Stewed Rhubarb in February 2019.   
She is also a former Secondary English teacher and is currently the Scottish Poetry Library’s Learning and Engagement Coordinator. 

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