Theatre in Schools Scotland

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Theatre in Schools Scotland, the pilot project bringing world-class theatre and dance to Scotland’s schools, continues to develop and grow. The project has been developed by Imaginate and the National Theatre of Scotland in partnership with Catherine Wheels, Starcatchers and Visible Fictions creating opportunities for schools to host performances in school halls and local communities.

In 2017 the project has involved children from 153 schools in more than half of Scotland’s local authority areas from the Isle of Gigha to Orkney. In 2018, in the final year of the pilot, Theatre in Schools Scotland will be expanding further with more productions suitable for nurseries, primary and secondary schools touring from February 2018 to March 2019.

The current spring 2018 programme includes How To Fix a Broken Wing, a new play from Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, created by Peter Collins and written by Lewis Hetherington and Theatre in Schools Scotland’s first production for nurseries, The Attic presented by Starcatchers and Hazel Darwin-Clements. Theatre in Schools Scotland’s full 2018 programme will be announced in January 2018. The programme will include new artists, companies and productions, some of which were selected following an open-call out to the Scottish children and young people’s theatre and dance sector.

Theatre in Schools Scotland continues to be supported by regional partners, schools and local authorities and sponsored by The Scottish Salmon Company.

Theatre in Schools Scotland image by Colin Hattersley.