News & Inspiration

Save the Date! Interchange 2019


In 2019 Youth Theatre Arts Scotland will present Interchange – Scotland’s professional development and networking event for those who use drama and theatre in their work with young people. The event will be held at Perth Theatre from 15-17 March, 2019. The overall theme of the event will be based around the statement ‘young people […]

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Emily Tobin 2017

Hello from Canada! My name is Emily Tobin, and I am Teacher Candidate who has just completed a three week placement with Youth Theatre Arts Scotland. I’ve spent my final year at Queen’s University working towards my Bachelor of Education, which splitting my time between classes and outside placements. The final placement is intended for […]

Interchange 2016: tickets on sale


Tickets are now on sale for Interchange 2016: Scotland’s only annual training event for those who use drama and theatre in their work with young people. 2016 workshop leaders include Artswork (England), with a practical introduction to mentoring young people, Matt Addicott (Platform Glasgow) on creating theatre with and for the under 12s and Nathaniel […]

Ken Robinson – podcast


In 2006 Ken Robinson’s TED Talk he argued modern teaching was a product of industrialisation, putting children through a factory model that prepares them for working life. Fast forward 8 years in this podcast with Radio 4, he questions if we truly value innovation and creativity, why isn’t still it taught in schools? Listen to […]

Critical Response Training


Youth Theatre Arts Scotland will be offering Critical Response Training via Route 1 of Interchange in March 2015. Through the links below you can look back at the CRT work our partners Puppet Animation Scotland and the Federation of Scottish Theatre have begun with professional practitioners in Scotland. You can also watch John Borstel discussing how the process could benefit your […]