Play Dates

26 May - 10 August


An online interactive programme for children and families.

National Theatre of Scotland in association with leading children’s arts organisations Starcatchers and Imaginate connects with families at home during the COVID-19 crisis.

Play Dates is a fun digital programme of interactive and entertaining workshops and activities for children and young people, plus their parents and carers, created by some of Scotland’s leading creative practitioners and freelance artists.

From Tuesday to Friday over the next eight weeks, a new Play Dates workshop will be released every day here on our website and on our social media channels, for online audiences to access, take part in and enjoy. All the activities will be free.

Weekly activities

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Play Dates celebrates and offers fee-based employment to talented freelance artists, technicians and practitioners, who work regularly behind the scenes on the creation of world-class Scottish theatre.

Further summer Play Dates activities will be announced over the coming weeks. Plus a selection of curated online resources, including artistic demonstration videos, relating to previous National Theatre of Scotland projects, will be hosted online.

National Theatre of Scotland in association with Starcatchers and Imaginate.