Borders Youth Theatre

Borders Youth Theatre

Charity information

Borders Youth Theatre

Borders Youth Theatre (BYT) provides young people with exciting drama experiences working with experienced theatre professionals

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    Borders Youth Theatre (BYT) is a voluntary and registered charitable organisation, committed to providing high quality drama classes and opportunities for public performances, for young people aged 8 to 25, in the Scottish Borders. At present, BYT is running junior and senior weekly workshops in eight towns across the Borders, during school term times. BYT also runs intensive production weeks for juniors and seniors in the October half term holiday and Easter holiday, and a variety of summer holiday projects.

  • Aims

    Borders Youth Theatre aims to:

    • to encourage and provide opportunities for young people to work together as a community and, in doing so as participants and volunteer leaders, to experience the practical workings of the theatre
    • to promote equal opportunities and participation in theatre for young people who do not normally have access to drama workshops, theatre and performance
    • to promote and ensure the advancement of education, particularly the literary and linguistic skills, of young people ages 8 - 25 across the Scottish Borders through work with professionals
    • to promote and provide services for the improvement of social skills and self-confidence, of youth people ages 8 - 25
    • to promote and ensure services for the arts in Scottish Borders, specifically Drama and Theatre, including the establishment of a permanent Youth Theatre in the Scottish Borders
  • Overview

    Established: October 1989

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 07896 620404

    Address: Arts Development Library HQ St Marys Mill Level Crossing Road Selkirk TD7 5EW

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