We need to talk

We’ve noticed something on the increase recently. At first it was just mildly annoying, but as time has gone on, it is affecting our ability to do what we do, so we feel we need to say something.

National Convention of Youth Drama 2020 postponement

This morning (16/03/20) we took the decision to postpone the National Convention of Youth Drama on Friday 20 March. YTAS has been actively monitoring the evolving situation relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of all is at the forefront of our minds, and therefore we feel that it is an unnecessary […]

National Convention of Youth Theatre 2020 – Louisa McLean

In the run-up to the 2020 National Convention of Youth Drama, we’ve asked some of the speakers to tell us a little more about their sessions and why they would recommend them to attendees. Louisa McLean is the Drama Education Manager at The Drama Box and will presenting ‘Little People, Big Imagination: Creativity in Primary […]

NATIONAL CONVENTION OF YOUTH DRAMA 2020 – John McCann

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In the run-up to the 2020 National Convention of Youth Drama, we’ve asked some of the speakers to tell us a little more about their sessions and why they would recommend them to attendees. Playwright and actor John McCann will present a session called Rehearsals for the Revolution, a practical workshop exploring the enduring power […]

National Convention of Youth Drama 2020 – Andonella Thomson

In the run-up to the 2020 National Convention of Youth Drama, we’ve asked some of the speakers to tell us a little more about their sessions and why they would recommend them to attendees. Andonella Thomson, Director at Kingscavil Consulting Ltd, will present a session called Where Do You See Yourself In Ten Years? Setting […]

YT Essentials – Booking Open for September 2019 Events

Booking is now open for our first two YT Essentials events at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on Wed 4 September 2019: Understanding Behaviour that Challenges (10am-1pm, Wed 4 September 2019) Led by Julie Middlemiss-Brown from Youth Scotland, this introductory session will explore: What do we mean by ‘challenging behaviour’? Why it is displayed by […]

NFYT Performance Programme – BSL Video

We are pleased to share a British Sign Language video version of the performance programme of this year’s National Festival of Youth Theatre (NFYT). The Festival takes places in Ayr on 5-8 July 2019 and all nine of this year’s shows at The Gaiety will be BSL interpreted. You can find full information and book […]

YT Essentials – Full Programme Announced

As part of our new Professional Development programme, we are pleased to announce the full line-up for the YT Essentials events in 2019-20. YT Essentials is a series of half or one-day training sessions starting in Sep 2019 and running through into 2020. Training will be targeted at emerging and mid-career practitioners who would benefit […]