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Critically acclaimed theatre company are travelling to Ayr to audition young theatre makers

Following a critically acclaimed performance by this year’s company, Scottish Youth Theatre is now recruiting for their 2019 National Ensemble.

To ensure they recruit the most promising young artists Scotland has to offer, they are auditioning across the country and one of their destinations is Ayr Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble is a company of young people age 16-25 selected each year for their exceptional potential as performers and theatre makers.

Throughout the year they will work with a dedicated Theatre Director and specialist practitioners in a variety of arts related disciplines to really extend, enhance and refine their own artistic practice as performers and theatre makers.

The 7 month rehearsal process will culminate in a brand new piece of radical political theatre which will tour across Scotland in August 2019. In only two years, the Ensemble has already established a reputation for producing exciting work.

For their 2018 performance VENT, The Scotsman’s Joyce McMillan commented, “Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble of young adults has created a piece of exceptional range and power for a cast of 17” SYT are committed to ensuring there is no barrier to participation as Creative Producer Mahri Reilly explains;

“There is no audition or participation fee and we plan to host the monthly rehearsal weekends in venues across Scotland. We are sourcing additional funding to help provide bursaries for extra costs incurred such as travel and accommodation. Any young person who identifies as experiencing barriers to participation, whatever they may be, should get in touch and we will do our very best to adjust our framework to support you.

”If you are thinking of auditioning, then Mahri explains what SYT are looking for;

“This is a call out across the nation of Scotland and to the world; to represent yourself, to make your voice heard, to share your own authentic story of space, place and future ambition. An opportunity to be fearless in the pursuit of your dreams, to come with us on a once in a lifetime journey, to make your own show and tour nationally with us on the stages of Scotland for the 3rd year of our critically acclaimed National Ensemble”


To be eligible to audition, you must be aged 16 – 25 and live, work, study or have family in Scotland. Auditions will take place at the Ayr Gaiety on 8 September. Those wishing to register need to do so by 31 August at Scottish Youth Theatre’s website.


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