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Theatre (Performance)
8-11s: Fridays

The Friday 8-11s is our youngest performance-based class. Members of this group perform newly written scripts and shows specially crafted for performance by 8-11 year olds.

Are there currently spaces available? TBC. Sign-up will be open to the public from Monday 24th June for September – December 2024. Please join our waiting list to be contacted when sign-up opens.

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

Rehearsal Dates
Friday 6th September – Friday 13th December (Half Term – Friday 18th October)
Performance Dates:
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th December

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

Term Fee: £100 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 6th September - Friday 13th December (Half Term - Friday 18th October)
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG

£100 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 8-11s

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.

Dan Webb

Assistant Director - Friday 8-11s

Dan 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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