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Summer Festival 2013 - Independence?


Are you interested in drama or theatre production? Or are you keen to explore the performing arts but not sure how to go about it? Scottish Youth Theatre's Summer Festival has something to offer to everyone. 

Make your summer 2013 unforgettable: make new friends from all across the country who have similar interests as you, learn more about the performing arts in a unique and fun environment, and then at the end of your chosen course, perform in front of a live audience in a professional theatre venue. 

The theme of Summer Festival 2013 is "Independence?" - engage in the debate of Scottish independence and develop your skills within performance and technical production. 

Summer Festival is the acclaimed, annual flagship event from Scotland’s national theatre 'for and by' young people.

Every summer hundreds of young people who are passionate about theatre and performance come from all over Scotland to take their theatre skills and experience to the next level.

Summer Festival takes place in AberdeenEdinburgh and Glasgow.

Choose from the SQA credit rated 6-week course, 5-week, Technical, 3-week, Foundation and Junior Courses, and make your Summer 2013 unforgettable!

Scroll down for more information about courses and dates. Click on the course's title to download the relevant Application Pack. You can find Application Forms for each course at the bottom of this page. 

Don't let money matters put you off applying - every year participants successfully raise some or all of their course fees. For all Summer Festival Fundraising information see our comprehensive Summer Festival Fundraising Guide.



Now in its 37th year, Summer Festival offers a range of courses in performance, production and technical theatre culminating in high-profile performances to packed out audiences in some of the country’s most prestigious theatre venues.

Past participants in Summer Festivals include Conor McCarron (NEDS), Andrew Still (Hollyoaks), Karen Gillan (Dr. Who), Gerard Butler (Machine Gun Preacher, Law Abiding Citizen, 300) and KT Tunstall  (Eye to the Telescope, Drastic Fantastic). Every year, Summer Festival makes the summer unforgettable for young people aged 8-25 from all over Scotland.

"I love the Summer Festival experience and being able to get a qualification out of it, is great!", Alana Crawford, 16, Performance and Production Learning Programme

"You definitely feel that you have accomplished more than a show in the end." Darryl Dale, 16, Performance and Production Learning Programme

"The course helped me to improve my acting, make lots of friends and gain a new point of view of what being an actor means." Jose Serrano, 15, Intermediate Course



Performance and Production Learning Programme
SCQF credit rated by the SQA

Glasgow, 6 weeks, Ages 16-25
4 July - 17 August 2013

Performance and Production Course
Glasgow, 5 weeks, Ages 16-25
8 July - 10 August 2013

Technical Theatre Course
Glasgow, 5 weeks, Ages 14-25
8 July - 10 August 2013

Intermediate Course
Glasgow, 3 weeks, Ages 14-18
22 July - 10 August 2013

Aberdeen Foundation Course
2 weeks, Ages 12-15
8 - 20 July

Glasgow Foundation Course
2 weeks, Ages 12 - 15
8 - 20 July

Aberdeen Junior Course
1 week, Ages 8-11
12 - 17 August

Edinburgh Junior Course
1 week, Ages 8-11
22 - 27 July

Glasgow Junior Course
1 week, Ages 8-11
5 - 10 August

For all enquiries, please contact or call 0141 552 3988.




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