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Out of the Blue
11-14s: Fridays

We have three groups for 11-14s.  This group works closely with our team of writers, developing and performing new plays at venues such as the Scottish Storytelling Centre.  This group recently performed a new play by Natalie MacKinnon called Tailspin. From September 2017 they will be working on a Panto with a twist to be performed in December.


Age group: 11-14
Dates: Fri 3.30-5.30pm 1st Sep - 8th Dec & 12th Jan - 23rd Mar & 21st Apr - 23rd Jun
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG



£97 (Sep-Dec) £97 (Jan-Mar) £97 (Apr-Jun) NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.

What to Bring:

Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water

Staff Members

Katie Mitchell: Director

Katie is a freelance Drama Artist providing workshops in devising, new writing and classic texts. Katie is a graduate from Queen Margaret University with a BA (Hons) in Drama and Performance. In 2015 she was Perth Theatre’s Trainee Youth Theatre Director and she currently works as a Drama Assistant with the Macrobert Arts Centre on the New Creative Voices outreach project.  She has also worked as an Assistant Director for the Macrobert. Katie also works for Bella’s Adventures, providing drama workshops and entertainment for children.  As well as directing our 11-14s youth theatre (Friday group), Katie assists with our 14-18s youth theatre (Monday group) and leads workshops in primary schools for the company’s after school drama outreach programme.

Anna Stewart: Assistant Director

Anna graduated from Edinburgh University in 2011, and went on to train as a drama and English teacher at the Institute of Education in London. After teaching drama and English in London schools for four years, she made the move up to Edinburgh in the summer and now is a drama facilitator for English learners around Edinburgh, as well as volunteering with StrangeTown’s outreach programme in primary schools. She is delighted to have the opportunity to join the 11-14 team and is looking forward to watching everyone’s skills and understanding of theatre develop as they work towards the end of term show!

What People Say

"I wanted my daughter to have an opportunity to gain confidence and increase skills. She is enjoying coming to drama and looks forward to it each week."

Parent of Youth Theatre member

"The highlight of my week!"

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