The best young theatre-makers with ambitious performances and radical works-in-progress
Thu 15 - Sat 17 November 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

The Chrysalis festival is a platform for ambitious performance by young theatre-makers. It showcases emerging talent, sparks critical debate and challenges perceptions of youth theatre.

“Marvel how youth theatre has changed and see how the future looks through their eyes” (The Guardian on Chrysalis)

Chrysalis 2018 will be staged at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and was curated with the support of a consortium of industry specialists. The festival is the only platform of its kind in Scotland and offers a new experience for audiences new to youth theatre arts.

“Nothing but warmth, enthusiasm, and a glow of creative energy” (The Scotsman)

The festival aims to:

  • Positively enhance the public perception of creative work by young people
  • Attract new audiences to youth theatre arts
  • Inspire and raise the aspirations of Scotland’s youth arts sector
  • Stimulate critical discussion

“Combining the vitality of innovative youth performance with the polished production of the professional theatre’’ (The List)

Chrysalis 2017 Highlights