Theatre in Schools Scotland: Call-out for future touring productions


Wednesday 26 June 12:00 noon

Children watching a TISS performance 2024
Credit: Julie Howden

Wednesday 26 June 12:00 noon

How to apply

Please find the full call out information at this link.

Then, apply through this link.

Please also download the budget template from this link if you are applying for a Remount production.

If you have any questions or need support completing this application, contact Julian Almeida, National Schools Project Manager

Theatre in Schools Scotland (TISS) is produced by the National Theatre of Scotland and Imaginate to support and develop the touring of high-quality theatre and dance performances to Scotland’s schools and nurseries. TISS presents an annual programme of productions for children and young people created by Scottish performing companies and artists. These productions are designed especially for school halls and classrooms, and can travel anywhere in Scotland.

Please note, only artists and companies based in Scotland will be considered for this call-out.
This call-out is for existing productions which have already been successfully performed for children of the intended age.

Theatre in Schools Scotland (TISS) is looking for:
• Associated productions to tour in the school year September 2024 – March 2025
• Remount and Associated productions to tour in the school year September 2025 – March 2026

There are two ways for artists or companies to be part of the TISS programme: as an Associated production or as a Remount production.
1. An Associated Production is normally already touring and looking to extend their touring dates, and will therefore receive a flat daily fee for each school booking.
2. A Remount production will receive a budget from TISS to fund the re-rehearsal and touring period.

TISS has a commitment to tour to any school, anywhere in Scotland.

All productions must be suitable for performance in school halls or classrooms. This generally means a production with less than two-hour load in, that can run off a school’s power supply and from 2 power outlets, be performed on a flat level without a stage or raked seating, and without black-out.
A list of previous TISS productions can be seen at our website, under ‘Previous Shows’ in the top menu.

If you have any questions about whether a production would be suitable, please get in touch with us for a conversation.

Please see the full call out on the Theatre in Schools Scotland website at the link below. This includes BSL and audio versions of the call out information.

Deadline is 12:00 noon on 26 June 2024

Full information: