Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy won over audiences with his breakthrough performances in THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND and ATONEMENT. McAvoy continues to test himself with a wide variety of work on stage, television and film and is regarded as one of the industry’s most exciting acting talents. In 2017, McAvoy was in M. Night Shyamalan’s critically acclaimed thriller SPLIT. In 2019, he reprised his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb, and more than 19 other personalities, in Shyamalan’s GLASS. McAvoy also appeared in DARK PHOENIX, the seventh installment in the X-MEN franchise; IT: CHAPTER TWO and the BBC/HBO TV Series “His Dark Materials” alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ruth Wilson.

Join us on the 1st of February at 20:00 GMT to listen to James and ask your questions!


Each month, EYT Artistic Director and renowned Scottish actor, Shauna Macdonald, hosts a conversation on zoom with a different distinguished guest from the arts industry, who will tell you all they know about their craft. You are part of the conversation and are invited to ask questions throughout.

The aim of these sessions is to inspire as many people as possible and to give real insight into the theatre, film and television industry. Edinburgh Youth Theatre has reached out to these professionals to take part in our fundraising event series, and boy have they stepped up!

Tickets price is a suggested donation of £15, raising much needed funds for the youth theatre.

Future Masterclasses

Writer Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Wedding Belles, Filth, Headstate)

Writers and creators of ‘Burnistoun’ Robert Florence and Iain Connell

Director Philip John (Downton Abbey, Outlander, Moondogs, Wedding Belles)

Writer Stef Smith (Enough, Nora: A Doll’s House, Swallow)

Actor, writer and producer Moyo Akandé (175, Guilt, The Cry)

Lighting crew chief and technical manager Anna MacInnes (Olympics Ceremony, Wicked, Elton John)

Director John McPhail (Where Do We Go From Here)

These online events are made accessible by two British Sign Language interpreters.

Past guests: actor Jack Lowden, actor Kate Dickie, casting director Simone Per