The National Theatre of Scotland aims first and foremost to be a theatre for everyone. In 2018, we are building on this ethos with a renewed focus on Scotland’s future generations.

Futureproof is a nationwide, international festival of radical new work created with young people and for everyone, supported by Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018. It has been incredible to work with Lucy Gaizely from 21Common as co-curator to bring together the most exciting theatre makers from all over the world, who will work side by side with Scottish artists and communities of young people. Ten new productions from some of the biggest global names in theatre-making and a host of our best Scottish talent will take place in ten locations across the country in September and October.

We have designed this project alongside our fabulous new Year of Young People Project Team who have spent the year with us, embedded at the heart of the company, helping shape this new era for the National Theatre of Scotland.

Wherever you are in Scotland, from Shetland to Edinburgh, from Moray to Paisley, we hope you enjoy this festival of groundbreaking performance happening on your doorstep this Autumn.

In association with Event Scotland
Co-curator Lucy Gaizely / 21Common

Futureproof Transmissions

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Futureproof Transmissions is a series of broadcasts capturing created by young filmmakers capturing performance highlights, interviews, vox pops and behind the scenes action from the Futureproof Festival.


Futureproof Programme

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Year of Young People Project Team:

Ready to become the next generation of theatre innovators and instigators, a group of six young people have been recruited to become National Theatre of Scotland’s inaugural Year of Young People Project Team. The team of 14-26 year olds will influence and oversee not just Futureproof, but the company as a whole throughout 2018 by asking provocative questions of our work and practice.