In 2014, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland hosted the RE:LOCATION international youth theatre exchange project with participation from the following European partners:

Scottish youth theatres working internationally

YTAS has hosted international representation for many years at NFYT and Interchange as well as engaging with international partners in our national advocacy and development role. We will continue to offer these exciting opportunities to Scotland’s young people and youth theatre professionals at multiple levels of our programme, to deepen their practice through dialogue, exchange and collaboration.

 “We are always inspired by the Scottish youth theatre sector because it is so big, there’s so many groups and the quality of the work is so impressive.  I’ve been following this for ten years and you can really see the stages and the quality is something to aspire to.”
Carl Jorn Johansen of Rogaland Teater, Norway, speaking on BBC Radio Culture Café, 2014

Our members also continue to promote their work internationally.  Examples of Scottish youth theatres performing, or taking part in projects, across the world include:

  • Firefly Arts collaborating with Quilt Young Company from Jamaica as part of the Contacting the World international exchange festival in Manchester
  • Perth Youth Theatre performing at National Theatre Connections in Belfast
  • Scottish Youth Theatre, Collision and Aberdeen Performing Arts performing at the National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘Tin Forest’ International Theatre Festival as part of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games activity

YTAS has been invited to speak at international conferences in Northern Ireland and France and we were invited to join the Roundhouse London’s Call to Create international network of youth arts organisations.  As a result of all this growing international success and reputation, we will pursue further impact and networking for our members and organisation on an international platform.

RE:LOCATION 2014 Project Report

Project Partners

This project was undertaken with the help of the following groups and organisations:

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