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History

 

6th December, 1976 Working Party establishes the new Scottish Youth Theatre. The company was founded by Gareth Wardell, 1st Artistic Director.
July 1977 1st Annual Summer Festival - bringing together 40 young people to work with theatre professionals to produce and perform 'Just A Joust' and 'Oh! What A Lovely Peace' in theatres in Edinburgh.
1979 Young Playwrights' Festival established
1980 National Workshop Programme established
1983 Robin Peoples appointed as Artistic Director
1989 Scottish Youth Theatre moves headquarters to Glasgow and purchases the Old Athenaeum
1989 Skint Knees Theatre for Children established
1989 Royal National Theatre in London as part of the Lloyd's Bank Theatre Challenge
1989-90 Old Athenaeum is refurbished
May 1990 Old Athenaeum opens with a production of 'The Alchemist'
March 1992 Mary McCluskey is appointed as Artistic Director
May 1992 SYT Productions established
September 1992 Weekly Classes established in Glasgow
November 1992 SYT Productions perform 'The Grave Of Every Hope' at The Other Place in Stratford-on-Avon as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Antigones Project
September 1993 SYT Productions performs 'Medea' in Antwerp as part of the European Capital of Culture 'Greek Theatre' Festival
1997 Foundation Course Introduced to Summer Festival
1998 Old Athenaeum sold - company moves to offices in Miller Lane. SYT Productions close the theatre with a production of 'Hamlet'
1999 Weekly Classes established in Edinburgh at the Gateway Theatre
2000 SYT Productions produce their 1st National Tour with 'Macbeth'
2001 Edinburgh  Classes move to Festival Theatre
2002 SYT Productions travels to St Petersburg to perform ‘Born Bad’ at the Rainbow Festival.
2002 company moves to offices in Union Street
2004 Members of Scottish Youth Theatre meet Her Majesty the Queen when they perform at the Opening Ceremony of the new Houses of Parliament at Holyrood. SYT Productions embarks on a tour of new play Dying For It.
August 2005 Scottish Youth Theatre moves into their new, purpose-built home at The Old Sheriff Court in Glasgow’s Merchant City. In the same month SYT Productions embarks on a National and International Tour of Dying For It.
October 2005 Scottish Youth Theatre is officially opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex and launched in the same month by The Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sport, Patricia Ferguson
March 2006 SYT Productions perform at the launch of the Scottish Village in New York and at the event Alan Cumming agrees to become the eleventh patron of the company
April 2006 SYT productions performs in New York City at the Tartan Week celebrations
September 2006 Premiere patron Brian Cox opens the Brian Cox Studio
June 2007 Scottish Youth Theatre hosts a fundraising event to mark its 30th Birthday.
October 2007 SYT Productions tours a new Scottish play – When a Star Falls.
April 2008 SYT Productions takes When a Star Falls to New York

 

 

 

 

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