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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
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.
CLUB Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre Fri 18 November 2016 Chrysalis Traverse Theatre Edinburgh photographer Andy Catlin 6544
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.

Last Christmas - Strange Town 2023
Dec 15th 2023
— Dec 16th 2023
Strange Town: Last Christmas
Scottish Storytelling Centre
A Sci-Fi Christmas farce with a heart for home.
Strange Town Tarlike 2023
Dec 15th 2023
— Dec 16th 2023
Strange Town: Tarlike
Scottish Storytelling Centre
A gothic sci-fi quest of Christmassy proportions!

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

Little Red Ensemble Emergence Sat 17 November 2018 Traverse Theatre Edinburgh ∏ photographer Andy Catlin www.andycatlin.com 9635
Getting Started: A Checklist for New Youth Theatres
A handy tool to help new youth theatres start out on the right footing.
Project Theatre
Project Theatre worked with young performers to help create new theatrical performances on screen that open the doors into the world of theatre for them and for an online audience.

Our Partners

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

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