About Us

Strange Town offers opportunities in the performing arts to young people aged 5 to 25 in Edinburgh.

As a company, our aim at Strange Town is to enable young people to fulfil their creative potential. Whatever your background or experience, we believe everyone has creative and artistic abilities. We help young people to recognise and develop these abilities through peer and professional encouragement, participation and example.

We create work of the highest quality that is daring, exciting and entertaining. In fact, we only perform new pieces written in-house by our own team of writers.

For our Youth Theatre and Young Company members, Strange Town runs a Young Actors’ Agency which puts them forward for theatre, film and TV roles. We also work with a wide range of artists – actors, designers, directors, writers and musicians – as part of our creative projects and to offer young people links to the profession if that is the path they choose to follow.

Our directors and leaders regularly liaise and work with local schools and communities to offer their skills and experience.

Strange Town is a member of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland the national development organisation and umbrella body for Scotland’s youth theatre sector.