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We run a range of projects that benefit young people, youth groups, and their leaders. 

As youth theatre has evolved as a practice and an art form in Scotland, YTAS has listened to the changing needs and aspirations of its sector. In our development role we have identified and responded to gaps in provision, and provided participatory projects which have transformed young lives.

Latest Projects

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.
BUZZ Network
Leading arts organisations from Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Belgium and Germany have been awarded funding from the Creative Europe programme of the European Union to cross-pollinate youth theatre practice across the continent for the first time.

Past Projects

Get inspired by our past projects.

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 theatres in Scotland!
Glasgow Acting Academy Sat 2 July 2022 Grammar School Ayr NFYT 2022 © photographer Andy Catlin 3263
Fringe Days Out
YTAS had over £2000-worth of Fringe Days Out tickets available for our members in 2023, open to all members across Scotland.
CLUB Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre Fri 18 November 2016 Chrysalis Traverse Theatre Edinburgh photographer Andy Catlin 2496
Directors’ Development Programme 2022-2023
The youth theatre Directors' Development Programme was an eight-month mentoring and development programme for eight selected directors. The programme ran from August 2022 to March 2023.
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New Territory
Funded by the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Creativity Targeted Fund, New Territory was a partnership project between Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre and Ignite Theatre delivered across Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire and West Lothian.
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I ♥ YT
I ♥ YT was a week-long celebration of online youth theatre. It took place from 23 – 28 November 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Young Critics 2018
In 2018, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society worked with young people who all shared an interest in learning about and developing skills in creative criticism for performance.


Our members are located throughout Scotland and together they are responsible for the majority of youth theatre activity delivered across the country

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