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:

, such as:

  • Youth theatres
  • Youth clubs
  • School drama clubs
  • Theatres
  • 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

We ask that members agree to honour our YTAS Membership Values to gain the most from joining the YTAS network.

Membership Benefits

YTAS Members


 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)
 X  X
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

Associate Organisation:
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:

Membership Registration Form

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If you have any questions or queries about Youth Theatre Arts Scotland membership please contact

“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

“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