We are Scotland’s development organisation for youth theatre

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Our events

From large national events to small gatherings and working groups, there’s always something happening at YTAS and across the youth arts sector.

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland
Wed 6 Dec 2023: 12:30PM
Info Session: National Festival of Youth Theatre 2024
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland
Fri 12 Jan 2024: 4:00PM
Regional Hub: Inverness

Find a youth theatre

Browse our network of member organisations from across Scotland and begin your journey into youth theatre

Find a practitioner

Explore our directory of accomplished youth theatre professionals and find the talent you need


Browse a wide selection of jobs, programmes, funding and more

Latest Projects

We run a range of projects to help introduce youth into the world of theatre, whether it’s through performance or as a practitioner. Discover our current projects below.

LGBT History Month
Learn how YTAS will be encouraging the youth theatre sector to join us in marking LGBT History Month in February 2024.
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National Theatre Connections Festival 2024
National Theatre Connections Festival is looking for YOU...th theatres in Scotland!

Latest news

Stay up to date with the latest news from YTAS and the youth theatre industry in Scotland

Introducing our new Membership Support Coordinator
Grab a brew with Anthony, our new Membership Support Coordinator, and find out all about our plans to make YTAS membership even better value.
Going for Silver
YTAS are committed to improving the experience for LGBTQIA+ artists, employees, and young people in the youth theatre sector in Scotland, so we’re embarking on the Silver Charter Programme with LGBT Youth Scotland.  


Our members are located throughout Scotland and together they are responsible for the majority of youth theatre activity delivered across the country

Upcoming performances

Find out about the brilliant work by young artists or for young audiences taking place all across Scotland, including work by YTAS members and others that might be of interest.

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Dec 2nd 2023
— Dec 30th 2023
A Ladder To The Stars
Lanternhouse Theatre at Cumbernauld
Join Olive for a delightful adventure that littles ones will love and bigger ones might very well shed a wee tear (in a good way)
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Dec 20th 2023
— Dec 24th 2023
Glasgow Acting Academy: Hamish and Greta Lost in the Woods
Glasgow Acting Academy
It’s panto season at GAA!

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View our resources for youth theatre groups, theatres, practitioners and  professionals

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Improving EDI in your group is not just a tick-box exercise, but a shift in mindset.
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Events Checklist: Disability and Access
Ensure that anyone can be a part of your group with this checklist for disability and access. 

Our Partners

We work with a range of partner organisations from across Scotland to help develop the youth theatre sector.

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Toonspeak Young People's Theatre
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