Scottish Community Drama Association

Scottish Community Drama Association

Charity information

Scottish Community Drama Association

SCDA supports the development of Community Drama in Scotland. Over 400,000 attend amateur theatre performances from Shetland to the Borders, in venues that range from village halls, Scout Huts to ruined castles. For people in remote rural areas, it can be the only access to live theatre. 10,000 participate in these shows each year, learning skills of performance, marketing, health and safety, and even just enjoying the social life which our 250 clubs offer to older people, newly single, and childre nunder the age of 18. Our members range from age 5 to 81, and all our events are managed by our network of 400 volunteers in 28 grass roots local committees.

Many of Scotland's top actors started out in SCDA clubs. Richard Wilson ( Greenock Players); Alan Cumming (Carnoustie Theatre Club) , to name just two.

We are committed to enabling the most disadvantaged groups to take part. We are currently working with a Gujarati group tto start a drama class and eventually to create their own play in English which reflects their culture.

  • SCDA Youth Summer Camp

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