EYT is a leading theatre group in Scotland. It was originally conceived as Tribe Porty Youth Theatre, a youth project devised for local children to have the opportunity to learn and perform theatre.
primary school drama
There are drama classes for children of pre-school age and all primary ages from P1 to P7. Fun and informal, these classes feed your child’s creative imagination, growing confidence and having fun.
high school drama
High school children learn explore their dramatic and creative selves in these exciting and fun sessions. Acting allows young people to grow and express themselves
Edinburgh Youth Theatre has courses, sessions and holiday camps with something for everyone; on-stage, behind the scenes, creatives and the technically minded.
latest from eyt
This year’s Porty Panto was a great success with the involvement of thirty of our wonderful EYT children involvedread more
Our marvellous artistic director Shauna Macdonald has won a BAFTA Scotland award for Best Actress in a Film.read more
We are delighted to share with you an exciting progression for Edinburgh Youth Theatre as we venture into the digital world!read more
why edinburgh youth theatre?
grow in confidence
Confidence is probably the most obvious benefit from our classes, but the power of acting and drama skills cannot be understated.
The school curriculum is so focused on the three ‘R’s, we sometimes lose sight of the importance of developing creative and emotional expression in our young people.
develop communication skills
Learning to communicate in new and exciting ways in a safe environment helps our children bring these skills to all aspects of their lives.
become a better learner
You child will grow in confidence and awareness of how to learn and remember their parts and lines. They will take this into the classroom.
Our drama sessions will give you life skills, learning to speak in public from an early age. Our children are encouraged to get involved in our stage and film productions.
make new friends
Let’s not underestimate the power of having fun, and our sessions are always fun and energetic. Strong and life-long bonds are forged on the stage.
what you are saying
“We love casting the kids at Edinburgh Youth Theatre. Thanks to Shauna Macdonald and her team’s excellent work, teaching the children how to trust their instincts and create vivid improvisations, EYT produces confident and highly creative child actors.”
Simone Pereira Hind
Casting Agent (Outlander, Elizabeth)
“The youth theatre has been fantastic for our son. The teachers are great with young people – very enthusiastic and make the whole thing fun and interesting. It has done wonders for his confidence and he has also met lots of lovely friends there.”