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.  

Exciting new additions to our sector training offer

In autumn 2023, YTAS will be back with a new season of training for the Scottish youth theatre sector… and we might be coming to a theatre near you with a brand new two-day training event! Are you ready to get your hub on?

Sector Review 2023… now OPEN!

YTAS Emergence Fri 24 March 2023 Traverse Theatre © photographer Andy Catlin www.andycatlin.com 4728

Every few years, we undertake a review of Scotland’s youth theatre sector to identify how we’re developing as a sector, and how we can develop further. 2023’s survey is now open to all groups who use drama or performance in their work with young people outside of formal education.

Getting #YTbackintheroom

Social distancing has been scrapped and theatres are opening up (again)… This February and March, we’re supporting a series of ‘back in the room’ events to help groups rebuild their work as the world opens back up again.

We need to talk

We’ve noticed something on the increase recently. At first it was just mildly annoying, but as time has gone on, it is affecting our ability to do what we do, so we feel we need to say something.

Join us for the YTAS Wellbeing Challenge!

Summer is almost upon us and the time has come to stretch your legs and take those weary, aching bones out into the world. Join us (and our curated playlist) to breathe new life into familiar surroundings.

Grants for Youth Theatre recipients announced

After a great response to the first round of our Grants for Youth Theatre funding scheme, we’re delighted to distribute just over £23,000 in investment to our successful applicants.

Remote future for Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

We’ve made the decision to move to a permanent remote set-up. At the end of October we’ll be saying goodbye to Summerhall, our home for the past five years, and to the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh’s Southside.

Membership fees suspension extended

At the start of April we announced the suspension of all YTAS membership fees due for renewal for an initial period of three months. Here’s what we’re doing next.