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8-10s: Fridays

Upcoming performance: Max to the Future by Tim Primrose

Dates: Saturday 18th June, 3pm & Sunday 19th June, 11.30am

Venue: Scottish Storytelling Centre

Tickets available soon.

This class is currently full, but please contact admin@strangetown.org.uk to find out how to sign up in future and be added to the waiting list.

Photos by Paul Johnston and Andy Catlin


Age group: 8-10
Dates: Fridays 2.00-3.30pm: 14th January - 8th April 2022
Venue: Face-to-Face sessions at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street - some sessions may be online using Zoom if needed

£85 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.

Charlie Houston

Assistant Director

Charlie has been working in Youth Theatre since 2016 and joined Strange Town in 2019 as part of the after school drama program. In 2020 Charlie started working with Strange Town’s Thursday devising group and has since began working with the Friday 8-10s group also.

Charlie graduated from Edinburgh College with a HND in Acting and Performance in Summer 2021. They have performed all over Scotland with many theatre groups and they have also directed several times as well.  They love their work with StrangeTown and enjoy working with all the young people to make art that the young people can be proud of.

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."

Parent of Youth Theatre member
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