Mull Youth Theatre

19 Feb 2017

Mull Youth Theatre provides exciting, vibrant and stimulating youth opportunities. The children and young adults can discover, explore and question their creativity in order to build confidence, develop life skills in a safe, inclusive and fun environment.

All Mull Youth Theatre participants learn through skills-based workshops moving towards performances, which can be either full-scale productions or end-of-term feedback to family and friends.

We also create new opportunities by taking our students to see theatre, participating at festivals, setting up intensive workshops with professionals, holding summer courses in performing arts and running an extremely well established exchange with a young French theatre company.

Since March 2020 we have been offering several Digital Drama workshops on a weekly basis to a wide age range. These have been supported by visits to schools to deliver pop-up performing arts sessions. Much needed in the current climate.

Our thought-provoking , fun work will continue online from Easter 2021.  Hopefully by then we can resume our theatre based workshops.

Recent opportunities include:

Senior Youth Theatre performance of ‘Chatroom’ by Enda Walsh directed by two young drama graduates

Junior Youth Theatre devising and performing their production ‘ A Patchwork of Dreams’

Senior Youth Theatre selected to be a part of National Theatre of Scotland’s prestigious exchange programme in 2018, they have performed a devised work 'RESET: Framewaork & Fragments' at Eden Court Theatre and the script was nominated for the John Byrne Award 2018.

Our outreach programme Show On The Road, a performing arts educational project, is being delivered to nine schools in the Hebrides, supported by The Bridge Awards and The Waterfall Fund.

Dinner With Shakespeare was performed by a 42 strong Youth Theatre cast to a full audience, over two nights.

Dark Vanilla Jungle, by Phillip Ridley - Directed, Stage Designed and Performed by three young women, Kate Stevens, Ruth Darling and Flora Thomasson, all alum of Mull Youth Theatre. The performance toured the central belt of Scotland in 2019, to great acclaim. 

We delivered a Kid's Fringe Book Festival through Storytelling Sessions with authors Colin MacIntyre and Ben Blathwayt in October 2019.

Our community work to an intergenerational audience takes the form of a variety of weekly classes in dance, drama, art, music and storytelling in which the participants range in age from 3 to 83.

All weekly classes are generally full and we do have a waiting list so please check for availability.