We are Scotland’s development organisation for youth theatre

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We run a range of projects to help introduce youth into the world of theatre, whether it’s through performance or as a practitioner

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Find a youth theatre

Browse our network of member organisations from across Scotland and begin your journey into youth theatre

Find a practitioner

Explore our directory of accomplished youth theatre professionals and find the talent you need


Browse a wide selection of jobs, programmes, funding and more

Latest Projects

We run a range of projects to help introduce youth into the world of theatre, whether it’s through performance or as a practitioner. Discover our current projects below.

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Young Critics 2018
In 2018, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society worked with young people who all shared an interest in learning about and developing skills in creative criticism for performance.
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Directors’ Development Programme 2022-2023
The youth theatre Directors' Development Programme is an eight-month mentoring and development programme for eight selected directors. The programme will run from August 2022 to March 2023.

Latest news

Stay up to date with the latest news from YTAS and the youth theatre industry in Scotland

The YTAS Guide to the Fringe
Our team’s top tips for shows and money saving opportunities: drumroll please, for the Official YTAS Guide to the Fringe 2022…
Ayr in the spotlight with the return of National Festival of Youth Theatre 
Budding young talent will fill the stalls of the Gaiety Theatre on Friday as National Festival of Youth Theatre participants descend on Ayr.


Our members are located throughout Scotland and together they are responsible for the majority of youth theatre activity delivered across the country

Upcoming performances

Find out about the brilliant work by young artists or for young audiences taking place all across Scotland, including work by YTAS members and others that might be of interest.

A hundred words for snow 2022
Aug 17th 2022
— Aug 20th 2022
A Hundred Words For Snow
Fringe Venue 324, Leith Arches

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Our Partners

We work with a range of partner organisations from across Scotland to help develop and grow your theatre

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