Upcoming workshops:

Teatro BRAT

The amazing Italian theatre troupe Teatro BRAT returned to Dumfries with their show Alecchino e l'Avaro and commedia dell'arte workshops.

All who participated thouroughly enjoyed the workshops and learning about masks. A huge thank you to BRAT and The Holywood Trust for making this possible.


Sonnet Youth - Thick Skin, Elastic Heart

'Thick Skin, Elastic Heart is an exciting collection of contemporary spoken word monologues and group poems giving voice to a generation, who are often reduced to a sound bite in mass media - ineffectual, lazy, oversensitive "snowflakes".
This hybrid poetic theatre production encapsulates what it means to be a Millennial [18-34] living in modern Britain.'

The theatre-makers behind this production (at the theatre on the 19th October) are offering a free afternoon workshop to those 16 and over to accompany the piece.

19th October, 2pm - 4pm, FREE
Those attending the workshop are entitled to a discount for the performance, making the cost £5 

Scottish Youth Theatre - Elevate Programme

14th - 19th October 2019.A free Autumn training week for aspiring young theatre makers aged 14 – 18 interested in exploring site specific performance. 

Performance at a location tbc in central Dumfries on Saturday 19 October, 3pm.


Are you an aspiring performer passionate about exploring your theatre making skills? Then register for Elevate – a week-long, free holiday programme at Theatre Royal Dumfries.

Elevate is specifically aimed at young people ready to take the next step in their journey as theatre-makers. During the week young artists will collaborate with brand new company 'Hidden Route' ran by Lisa Williamson & Gemma Nicol formerly of Dundee Rep Engage, to create a site-specific performance responding to the local environment.

 Who can apply?

You must be aged 14 - 18

Living in Dumfries & Galloway (travel bursaries are available to those who maybe facing financial barriers)

Interested in new skills & developing your theatre-making toolbox

Must be available for the duration of the whole course

There is no fee to apply or participate. Deadline for applications is Sunday 6 October.


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