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We believe in the unique power of theatre to spark joy, to make our hearts race and to connect us with those around us.

The National Theatre of Scotland’s mission is to create as many opportunities as possible for people to be part of that experience, as audience members or as theatre makers.

As the country’s national company and the sector’s largest employer, we recognise our responsibility to support and promote the networks of world-class theatre artists, technicians, companies and venues who make up our sector.

We are a registered charity, core funded by the Scottish Government, but we rely on the generous support of our donors, sponsors and funders to maximise the work we do across the country.

Your Support Helps us to

Reach audiences near and far, on tour, on cinema screens, and across digital platforms.

Create world-class drama and education resources for every school in the country.

Represent Scotland on the international stage.

Share stories which reflect the diversity of Scotland – its people, places and history.

Make big shows and wee shows to take all over Scotland, from the grandest theatre stages to the tiniest village halls.

Invest in co-productions with Scotland’s many excellent theatre companies and artists.

Remove barriers that block some people from taking part - poverty, ethnicity, geography, disability, gender, sexuality, age.

Nurture and support Scottish theatre artists to explore and develop their practice.

These are exceptionally challenging times for Scottish theatre and we need your support more than ever.

  • Meet the Development Team

National Theatre of Scotland is registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), the independent regulator and registrar of Scottish charities. Established in 2005, OSCR’s work as Regulator ultimately supports public confidence in charities and their work, setting and encouraging high standards in fundraising to increase public confidence in charitable giving. In registering and displaying their logo, we demonstrate our commitment to the highest fundraising standards, treating the public with respect, honesty and clarity in all our fundraising activities, underpinned by an accessible fundraising complaints procedure for members of the public.