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Theatre (Performance)
8-10s: Fridays

The Friday 8-10s is our youngest performance-based class. Members of this group perform two shows per year, one at Christmas and the other in the summer. Each show is a script specially written for performance by 8-10 year olds.

Are there currently spaces available? No. Please sign-up for the waiting list if you wish to be informed about possible spaces in this class for September 2024.

Location: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street

Term 1:
Friday 12th January – 22nd March 2024 (Half-term 16th Feb, no session)
Term 2:
Friday 19th April – 21st June 2024
Performance Dates:
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June

Class Times: 2.00-3.30pm (1 hour and a half)

Term Fee: £95 per term

Free and discounted places are available. Please visit our Access Fund – Bursaries page for more information.

For more information, please contact james@strangetown.org.uk

Photos by Paul Johnston, Tom Duffin, Charlie Park-Long and Andy Catlin


Age group: 8-10
Dates: 2.00-3.30pm: Friday 12th January - 22nd March (Half-term 16th Feb, no session) & Friday 19th April - 21st June 
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG

£90 for the term NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.

What to Bring:

Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water

Staff Members

Catherine Ward-Stoddart

Director: Tuesday 14-18s & Friday 8-10s

Catherine is a freelance facilitator and theatre maker from Glasgow. She graduated in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Screen Acting from University of the West of Scotland. Since graduating she has worked extensively across the central belt of Scotland including at the Tron Theatre and Macrobert Arts Centre, as well as working in schools and various outreach projects. Her work focuses on devised theatre, both in her work with young people and through her own performance career with her theatre company Spilt Milk. Catherine is very passionate about her facilitating role and aims to bring out creative potential in all the young people she works with, allowing them to find their own creative voice through making and performing.

Daniel Webb

Assistant Director - Friday 8-10s

Dan Robin Webb is an Actor currently studying for his BA Honours Degree in Dance and Drama at Edinburgh College. He enjoys devising and creating pieces of work that put smiles on the faces of his audience, and is always looking for new avenues to bring happiness to people through Drama.

What People Say

"I liked being with friends, working with the group together…not feeling left out."

Youth Theatre member

"Thank you for providing such a high quality group in Leith, my daughter is getting a lot out of it. It's great to have opportunities like this in our own neighbourhood."

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