The Byre Theatre of St Andrews Ltd

Byre Youth Performance Programme

To establish a new Youth Dance and Theatre Performance group at the Byre Theatre aimed at 16 - 21 year olds. To create a challenging platform for talented young performers to work with professional choreographers and theatre makers. A key introduction to professional arts.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC013896)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment




To provide young people with dance and theatre making experience and access to professionals to assist them making decisions about their future training in the arts. To provide valuable support and an introduction to the discipline of creating dance and theatre, creative and social skills and increasing levels of self confidence particularly in a challenging climate of limited further and higher education places, increased costs of education and high youth unemployment.


To provide professional creative support, and open access for vulnerable young people who experience disadvantage through limited opportunities that exist in rural Fife, exacerbated by the current recession and funding cuts to arts charities and bodies like The Byre Theatre and many others.

  • My girls participated … as this was an excellent opportunity to work with a well-known dancer & have a chance to perform. They both enjoyed it.

    — Parent of two dance workshop particpants