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October 2017


Creative learning

The National Theatre of Scotland’s Learn department provide an exciting range of ways for audiences of all ages to interact, take part, talk and connect with the Company.

From post-show talks and backstage tours to workshops in schools and large scale events involving thousands of people, we provide the opportunity to engage with the creative minds involved in bringing work to the stage and encourages, supports and inspires homegrown creativity in communities across Scotland.

An extensive range of creative learning opportunities exist to support the productions, including master classes with leading international artists, multi-disciplinary workshops for all ages, readings and talks. For audiences everywhere, we have a comprehensive range of digital resources including trailers, cast and creative team interviews and behind-the-scenes features from productions past and present. Check out the resources from some of our past productions.

There are many ways for teachers and learners to gain a deeper understanding of theatre with the National Theatre of Scotland. Teachers can now access CPD sessions delivered by the company and a selection of free resource packs for teachers and students can be downloaded online any time. Class sets of scripts can be ordered easily and there are regular workshop opportunities throughout the year.

The National Theatre of Scotland takes root in communities in Scotland to create unique individual projects mixing music, visual art, dance, literature and theatre. Extreme was a major large-scale community event in Aberdeen which took place over several months and culminated in the production Nothing to See Here in March 2011. A range of resouces for Extreme can be found here.

As a student, young professional or experienced theatre practitioner, there are a number of ways to connect to the National Theatre of Scotland. Diaspora, our international theatre exchange, unites Scottish artists with renowned practitioners from around the world to create, share and explore new ideas. Our most recent Diaspora was held at the Traverse, Edinburgh, in 2011 - you can read about it here.

Diaspora happens every few years. Keep an eye on our website for more information on our next event.

It is easy for young people who are passionate about performing to feel part the National Theatre of Scotland. Information about the right shows, in the right place and at the right price can be always be found online and fans can tell us what they think on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and on our news & features blog.

For more information about all of these opportunities and to discuss ways to connect with the National Theatre of Scotland contact Philippa Tomlin, Creative Learning Coordinator, on 0141 221 0970 or email