Perth Youth Theatre

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Perth Youth Theatre is our thriving and inclusive theatre company for young people aged 4 - 18yrs.

As Scotland's oldest theatre company for young people, Perth Youth Theatre is highly regarded as one of the UK's leading youth theatres, creating exciting work for and by young people with high artistic standards. We encourage young people to take ownership of their work and in a wider sense to take responsibility for their actions and their futures. Our classes our created by dynamic and inspiring tutors who promote the four C's - Creativity, Concentration, Coordination and Communication.

With weekly workshops exploring acting, movement, sound, lighting and stage management Perth Youth Theatre gives members an all-round theatrical experience.

Juniors P1-3

Through creative play activities classes will:

- Introduce vocal work and basic movement

- Introduce performing as part of an ensemble

- Introduce story making

Juniors P4-7

Through creative play activities the class will:

- Introduce script work

- Introduce character development

- Introduce physical theatre

Seniors S1-2

Through focused creative exercises the class will:

- Focus on stage craft

- Develop physical theatre skills

- Develop theatrical vocabulary

Seniors S3-4

Through focused creative exercises the class will:

- Focus on different ways of generating material for performance

- Explore different performance spaces

- Develop advanced vocal work and movement skills

Seniors S5-6

Through focused rehearsal room techniques the class will:

- Develop in-depth script work

- Develop in-depth character development

- Support participants applying/auditioning for drama school

Perth Autism Youth Theatre

We also run Perth Autism Youth Theatre in partnership with Perth Autism Support, for young people aged 5-18yrs. For details on how to book a place please contact

PAYT is proudly supported by  

and The Barbara Ward Children's Foundation 

Booking and class information

Priority booking for current members will open on Saturday 5 August at 10am. General booking will open on Saturday 19 August at 10am. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. To book please call Box Office on 01738 621031 or visit the Box Office at Perth Concert Hall or Perth Theatre.

Classes run during term time:

Sep - Nov: from w/c 4 Sep - w/c 20 Nov (No sessions w/c 9th or 16th October)

Jan - Mar: from w/c 15 Jan - w/c 19 Mar (10-week term)

Apr - Jun: from w/c 16 Apr - w/c 18 Jun (10-week term)

All participants will have chances to perform throughout the year as well as during the Horsecross Arts Youth Festival at Perth Concert Hall w/c 11 Jun 2018.

 Group Day Time Cost per year Venue
P1-3 Junior 1 Sat 10.45am - 11.45am £105 Perth Theatre
P4-7 Junior 1 Sat 9.30am - 10.30am £105 Perth Theatre
P4-7 Junior 2  Sat 12pm - 1pm £105 Perth Theatre
P4-7 Junior 3 Sat 1pm - 2pm £105 Perth Theatre
S1-2 Seniors Tue 6pm - 8pm £135 Perth Theatre
S3-4 Seniors Wed  6pm - 8pm £150 Perth Theatre
Age 17 - 21 Seniors Thu 6pm - 8.30pm £165 Perth Theatre


Price Freeze & Fee Information

For the third year running we have frozen our prices making juniors classes £3.50 per session and senior classes ranging from £4.50-£5.50 per session. We do have bursary rates available at £30 per year. For more information on how to receive a bursary rate please contact

Fees must be paid at point of booking (either in full or in two instalments, the second due no later than 13 Jan 2018)

A sibling discount of 10% is available and will apply to the cheapest fee. There will be a ‘cooling off’ period of 21 days from the first session which new participants can cancel through Box Office.

Any questions?


Creative Learning Team: 01738 477729

Box Office: 01738 621031

Enrolment Form

Complete the enrolment form here.

Enrolment forms can only be submitted once you have booked your place with our Box Office team by calling 01738 621031, or by visiting us in person at Perth Concert Hall or Perth Theatre.