Youth Theatre offers the opportunity for young people to improve their all-round personal development, including self-esteem, self-reliance, self-worth, confidence, responsibility, and social skills.

Youth Theatre can been considered a safe space in which young people can take risks and test emotional and physical boundaries. It also provides a way for young people to engage, learn, and explore issues.

Youth Theatre

Run by a team of experienced, passionate and qualified facilitators. Studio 38 offers fun youth theatre classes for young people aged 3-14 with NO competitive audition.

So, what should you expect?

  • Imaginative play and discovery
  • Skills development through fun and games
  • Devised performance

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Young Professionals

Are you serious about acting and performance and would like a head start in your future career? Young Professionals offer​ free SQA accredited courses for young people aged 15-18, combining fun youth theatre classes with professional training opportunities for those looking to enter the performing arts industry.

Why do our students choose Young Professionals?

  • To develop new skills
  • To make new friends
  • To build confidence

Classes are run at various locations across Fife, including Duloch Leisure Centre in Dunfermline, Rothes Halls in Glenrothes, Media Space at Halbeath Campus in Dunfermline, and St Brycedale Campus in Kirkcaldy.

Learn moreFormer Fife College Youth Theatre student Tegan Gourlay has shown just how valuable gaining theatre experience at a young age can be. After she secured a place studying Acting at Edinburgh Napier University, she is now employed at Fife College helping to deliver Youth Theatre to the next generation of young people.

Tegan went on from Youth Theatre to study Acting and Performance from Intermediate Certificate to HND level with the College, and secured a place on BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen at Edinburgh Napier University.

Keen to encourage aspiring young performers to get involved with Youth Theatre, Tegan is now employed by the College to deliver its Youth Theatre offering.

Tegan said: “I started dancing when I was 4, so I have been performing for most of my life. I really enjoyed the theatrical element of dance and wanted to explore it further. I was introduced to Youth Theatre at the College when I was 9 and I loved my time there.

“I was put straight into the senior class after meeting with the staff because they thought I could handle that level. That was a little daunting but all of the members were incredibly welcoming and friendly and the staff were wonderfully supportive which really helped me to settle in.

“The kind of things we were doing at Youth Theatre were challenging enough to help develop us as performers without being too hard, and this was important at the age I was at to keep me engaged.”

Because Fife College offers Youth Theatre across Fife, Tegan believes more people ewill have the opportunity to get involved. She explained: “It’s great that such a fantastic service is available across Fife and that so many young people will have the opportunity to access it.

“Youth Theatre had such a positive effect on me as a performer and as a person and it was definitely a major factor in me going on to apply for acting and performance at Fife College as, not only had I got to know the staff at the College through the Youth Theatre, I had also had the opportunity to familiarise myself with the College’s facilities. This meant that I was a lot more confident coming in to College on day 1.

“I’m really excited to take the next step and start university in September, but I’m a little nervous as well. I’m hoping that the experience I have gained at both College and Youth Theatre will help me to adapt to the new course and campus quickly and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.”

Curriculum Manager for Performing Arts at Fife College, Sarah Halliwell, commented: “Tegan’s dedication and hard work make her an excellent role model for current and future Youth Theatre members and I have no doubts that she will go far in the Theatre industry.

“Youth Theatre is a wonderful way for young people to build confidence, explore their creativity and learn to work with others. Drama processes develop essential skills which can be used by any employer or university.”

If you’re interested in learning more about Youth Theatre at Fife College, or to organise a free taster session, please contact the Youth Theatre team on 0344 248 0126 or email them.

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