Our 100+ members are located throughout Scotland and together they are responsible for the majority of youth theatre activity delivered across the country each week.
Who can become a member of YTAS?
Membership of YTAS is open to all. Our network includes a diverse range of:
Groups, such as:
- Youth theatres
- Youth clubs
- School drama clubs
- Local Authorities
- Further and higher education institutions
and Individuals, such as:
- Drama workshop leaders and assistants (voluntary and professional)
- Primary and secondary drama teachers
- Youth workers and community learning professionals
- Theatre practitioners
- Further and higher education students of drama, teaching or the performing arts
“Membership of YTAS is a key reason that people in the sector know each other so well. Particularly useful for freelancers who often work alone and can feel detached. ” – YTAS member
We ask that members agree to honour our YTAS Membership Values to gain the most from joining the YTAS network.
|General advice and guidance by email/phone||X||X|
|Access to YTAS’s online resource and research suite||X||X|
|Subscription to the YTAS e-newsletter||X||X|
|Online listing of your opportunities||X||X|
|Online listing of your youth theatre shows||X||X|
| Open-participation opportunities for your young people
(e.g. the National Festival of Youth Theatre)
|Discounted or free places to attend YTAS events
(e.g. the National Convention of Youth Drama)
|Opportunity to present at YTAS events||X|
|Invitations to member-only events
(e.g. Managers’ and Directors Forums)
|Member-only opportunities for your young people
(e.g. Chrysalis, Young Critics, Young Arts Leaders)
|Online listing of your group or freelance profile||X|
|Face-to-face specific bespoke advice sessions||X|
|1-2-1 mentoring/coaching sessions||X|
|Free hire of YTAS’s meeting room
(comfortable seating for 8 + free tea/coffee)
|Opportunity to ‘Shout Out’ about your group or work
(via YTAS’s social media channels and e-newsletter)
Annual Membership Fees
An organisation associated to, but not directly participating in youth theatre activity
(e.g. Local Authority, theatre company).
|Registered Youth Theatre:
A youth theatre or related youth performing arts organisation registered as a company
and/or charity either individually or as part of a wider organisation.
|Non-registered Youth Theatre or School Drama Club:
A ‘youth theatre’ not registered as a company and/or charity either individually or
as part of a wider organisation.
|Individual / Freelance Practitioner:
Any individual who has a stake in youth performing arts but is not directly associated to
an organisation and/or company (e.g. freelance practitioner, teacher, youth worker).
How do I join?
Once you have completed and submitted the following form you will receive email confirmation of your membership registration and an invoice for your membership fee:
If you have any questions or queries about Youth Theatre Arts Scotland membership please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“I think the work YTAS does is so crucial and there’s no doubt in my mind that as a sector, we would be far less connected, ambitious and resilient without YTAS and its dedicated team.” – YTAS member
“I phoned up for some advice on funding. I didn’t know who else to turn to.” – YTAS member
“I didn’t have any contacts or know where to start when looking for a job. YTAS opened a lot of doors for me and allowed me to meet new people and keep my training up to date. Even though I’m freelance I’m not alone because I am part of this network. YTAS helps to motivate me and give me inspiration and ideas.” – YTAS member
“YTAS have been so extraordinarily supportive to me and the work that we do. They builds confidence for me and the young people. I’m desperate to create opportunities for the young people who work with me, and to help them get a step up into that professional sphere in the acting community. I believe YTAS gives us the platform to do that.” – YTAS member
“YTAS gives you a support network and a link with other youth theatres and practitioners in Scotland, which is really valuable both for the practitioners but the young people as well.” – YTAS member