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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
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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.

Storm Lantern Strange Town
Jun 4th 2024
— Jun 6th 2024
Storm Lantern
Traverse Theatre
Nominated for a 2023 CATS Award for Best Production for Children and Young People, Storm Lantern is a timely examination of the final hours of Sophie Scholl.
Burn the Little Witches Strange Town
Jun 7th 2024
— Jun 8th 2024
Burn the Little Witches
Scottish Storytelling Centre
Ash fights to save her school as the council decide to close it, but rumours are rife: with only 20 pupils, someone must be leaving – but who?

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

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Pets love a pandemic (mostly). ZOONOSIS takes a sideways look at how the pandemic has impacted our fellow species on earth.
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Shadows at Night
Lockdown presented a great many challenges, but also some surprising opportunities. The Shadows At Night songwriting project has been one of these opportunities.

Our Partners

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

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