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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 join this class.  Last updated  22/09/23

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

Dates: Friday 8th September – 15th December (Half-term 20th Oct, no session) with performances on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December.

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

Term Fee: £90

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 8th September - 15th December
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.

Cara Moloney

Assistant Director: Friday 8-10s

As a current 4th year Drama student at Queen Margaret University, Cara enjoys all things theatre and performance.

While studying and performing through her degree, Cara works part-time as a youth worker at Granton Youth. Further, she has gained work experience such as with Halo Arts, assisting in workshops and leading drama activities.

Working closely with communities and young people in creative and development settings in Edinburgh, she feels passionate about utilising her love for theatre and creating opportunities for young people. Cara wishes to encourage others to utilise drama as a tool in developing confidence, self-expression and celebrating friendships!

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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