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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
Sat 6 Jul 2024: 10:30AM
Regional Hub: Ayr

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
CLUB Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre Fri 18 November 2016 Chrysalis Traverse Theatre Edinburgh photographer Andy Catlin 6544
National Theatre Connections Festival 2024

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.

Strange Town its not the end of the world 2024
Jun 19th 2024
— Jun 22nd 2024
TIDE 1: It’s Not the End of the World by Rachel O’Regan
Traverse Theatre
Porty Beach: not only the perfect place to see a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower, but also your ideal venue for a full-blown existential crisis.
Strange Town Adrift 2024
Jun 20th 2024
— Jun 22nd 2024
TIDE 2: Adrift by Isla Cowan
Traverse Theatre
It’s been 15 weeks since the huge hole appeared.

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

Firefly Arts Dark Mechanics Thu 16 November 2017 Traverse Theatre Edinburgh photographer Andy Catlin • www.andycatlin.com 1032
Finance and Business Management
Involved in running a voluntary organisation? Find detailed information on a range of finance and business topics with this great resource from SCVO.
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Scottish Human Rights Commission: Case Studies
These case studies show how different organisations have put a human rights based approach into practice in their work.

Our Partners

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

Ignite theatre e1652272460207
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