Theatre in Schools Scotland 2020/22 programme

Theatre in Schools Scotland is managed by Imaginate and the National Theatre of Scotland to develop the provision of theatre and dance performances available for schools to host for their pupils. 

Our programme is informed by input from teachers, and selected from some of the best Scottish performing companies who are specialising in theatre and dance for children and young people.

While live touring performances are currently suspended we are using this time to look at new ways we can work with schools and teachers:

This term we’re excited to be bringing a new digital adaptation of Potato Needs a Bath, presented by Shona Reppe, into a number of classrooms with the support of Orkney Islands Council. The production integrates livestream with a new filmed version of the story. 

Award-winning performance company, Curious Seed, was scheduled to bring its acclaimed dance theatre show, Chalk About, into schools this autumn. While this is not currently possible, the company is taking this opportunity to workshop ideas for the future of the show. Working in two Edinburgh communities, Curious Seed will explore new ways of using the many themes and ideas within Chalk About to connect with local school children.

With Christmas theatre trips largely unavailable to schools this year, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company are making a special film of their award-winning, highly visual production, White. Throughout December, P1-2 will be able to watch together in school and take part in accompanying activities. Find out more here.