Theatre in Schools Scotland


Theatre in Schools Scotland has been developed by Imaginate and the National Theatre of Scotland, in partnership with leading performing arts companies/organisations for children and young people: Catherine Wheels Theatre CompanyVisible Fictions and Starcatchers.

As part of a three-year pilot project we are presenting a variety of performances in a wide range of schools across the country. We are working with teachers, education colleagues, local authority arts organisations and performing companies to research ways of creating a closer collaboration between the provision of theatre and dance performances for schools and an education which includes a valued enjoyment of the arts, integrated across learning.

In the first two years, six productions toured to schools across Scotland reaching around 250 schools and 27,000 children. These performances were supported by a variety of partners, from touring networks to theatres to local authority arts and education departments. Consultation with these schools and partners has informed the development of new teaching resources and programming considerations.

Full details of the current programme is available at, or contact

Anna Derricourt
Theatre in Schools Scotland