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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Scottish Youth Theatre Foundation Course

Exciting performance course for 12 to 15 year olds available as part of
Scottish Youth Theatre’s prestigious Summer Festival in Dumfries
May 2014

Dumfries is set to welcome young drama enthusiasts from across the country and beyond for Scottish Youth Theatre’s flagship Summer Festival 2014.

Young people aged between 12 and 15 can now apply for Scottish Youth Theatre’s 2-week Foundation Course. This performance course offers the chance to work on general drama skills through a series of workshops and rehearsals. Participants work with professional directors and specialist skills tutors to devise, rehearse and perform a new and exciting piece of theatre.

Where and When
Scottish Youth Theatre’s 2-week Foundation Course will be held in Dumfries (venue to be confirmed) from the 7-19 July. The Foundation Course will run 9.30am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday. There will be a technically supported performance of the new and exciting piece of theatre created during the course by participants on the evening of Saturday 19 July.

Cost and Fundraising
The 2-week Foundation Course costs £300. Scottish Youth Theatre is delighted to announce that bursaries are now available to support up to 50% of the course fee. Please contact SYT on 0141 552 3988 for more information on how to apply.

Fees can be paid in instalments and Scottish Youth Theatre will provide advice on various trust funds and grants which may be available. Some local councils and education departments also provide part funding. Many of our past participants have held fundraising events or sought sponsors through their local papers. Past participants have been able to raise at least half of the cost and some people manage to raise the entire amount!

How to Apply
Applications now open - visit or call 0141 552 3988 for more information.

Past participants include Karen Gillen (Doctor Who), Kirstie Steele (Waterloo Road), Andrew Still (Hollyoaks), Martin Quinn and Rebecca Benson (Let the Right One In - London West End), Jack Lowden (Olivier Award winner 2014), Gerard Butler (300) and many more.

The next Gerard Butler?

Scottish Youth Theatre - Scotland’s national theatre ‘for and by’ young people - offers a varied annual programme of quality theatre arts experiences all around Scotland, all year round. Full info on all Scottish Youth Theatre events, performances and activities are available by visiting or by calling 0141 552 3988

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