Our Survey Says…


Next week we’ll be launching a survey as part of our research project aiming to evidence the long-term impact of participation in youth theatre. 

Getting #YTbackintheroom

Social distancing has been scrapped and theatres are opening up (again)… This February and March, we’re supporting a series of ‘back in the room’ events to help groups rebuild their work as the world opens back up again.

Sector Review 2020: Results Published

In 2020 we conducted the Youth Theatre in Scotland Sector Review, where we asked you to tell us more about the youth theatre activity you run. Well, the results are in!

Sector Review 2020 now live!

We are carrying out a review throughout September, to help us understand what position Scotland’s youth theatre sector was in collectively before lockdown, as well as since.

Desks to rent with YTAS at Summerhall

We have two desks available to rent in a warm, spacious and brightly lit office at Summerhall, Edinburgh, with use of an additional meeting room included. Suitable for two people working together – or two individuals – and they’re available immediately. The office is on the second floor of Summerhall’s main building and has large […]

Response to Scottish Governments’ Draft Strategy for Culture

In September Youth Theatre Arts Scotland submitted a response to the Scottish Governments’ Draft Strategy for Culture. You can read the draft for consultation here: https://consult.gov.scot/culture-tourism-and-major-events/culture-strategy/user_uploads/sct05186154381.pdf Below is a copy of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland’s response: Youth Theatre Arts Scotland’s response to the Draft Culture Strategy    

Statement on Scottish Youth Theatre’s announcement to cease operations

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Scottish Youth Theatre is one of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland’s largest and longest standing Members. We were disappointed to hear the news last week that they expect to cease operations this summer. As the national company, this would represent a considerable loss for the youth theatre sector. Youth Theatre Arts Scotland’s role as the national […]

Spotlight: Lucy Vaughan is the new director of the Scottish Drama Training Network

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Earlier this year, YTAS’ long-term friend, Lucy Vaughan took over the reins of the Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN). Formerly the Head of Creative Learning at the Royal Lyceum, Lucy brings with her a wealth of knowledge of the youth, theatre and education sectors. SDTN supports the development of publicly funded drama courses across Scotland. […]

Mapping of youth theatre provision in Scotland 2015

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Youth Theatre Arts Scotland wanted to undertake research to review the information that they hold about the youth theatre sector in Scotland, which will be used to inform their understanding of their stakeholders and explore ways to best engage with members and potential members working in the youth theatre sector in Scotland. The following report […]