Borders Youth Theatre
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Borders Youth Theatre

Borders Youth Theatre is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC022282


Contact BYT here                                  Read BYT's Privacy Statement here


Update at 20 May 2018

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 Interested in a career in Performing Arts?  


LIVE Borders are offering a great Modern Apprentice Opportunity in Performing Arts.


Check out the details by clicking here.



The new GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) comes into force on Friday 25th May.  We are very careful wth the information you give us.  Like other organisations, we have amended our procedues to ensure we are compliant with the guidleines.  

You can find a copy of BYT's GDPR Privacy Statement here.

You can contact BYT, including to check if you are on a mailing list or to be removed from any mail list, at [email protected] 

Workshops back to normal 

Plan ahead and check out the schedule for Autumn 2018


Full details on Workshops page 






2018 Summer Project - here we come.


We have a great project lined up for you this Summer


A Tale of Beatrix Potter.  


Did you know that Beatrix Potter had connections with the Borders?  

Come and join us and help tell her story and bring some of her much loved characters to life.


Performances at Paxton House, Traquiar House and The Haining. 




Full details on the Production Page.











Did you know that you might be able to get with fees.  We try to make our activities available to everyone and will help if we can.  Just click this link to find out more.


Fund-raising news

The recent coffee morning and bake sale raised around £250.


We are also hugely grateful to Kelso Art Group who nominated us as their chosen charity at their recent exhibition. From donations and 20% of sales, we received £376.


With some quiz sales and donations, the total added to fund is around £650.


Well done everyone, especially those in and around Kelso.

(Anyone fancy organising some fund-raising in other areas?)






National Theatre Connections Production


The Changing Room by Chris Bush 



All over for another year  


Roll on 2019!













BYT has been delivering great work for 28 years - amazing.

In that time, we have had to raise over  ONE MILLION POUNDS!!!!

Some of that, 30 - 40%, has come from fees but the rest has to be found from trusts, funding bodies and local fund-raising - coffee mornings, bake sales etc.  Funding is becoming harder and harder to find.


Volunteer Trustees try very hard but they can't do it alone - we need everyone, including YOU, to lend a hand by helping raise funds.  


It doesn't have to be cash - you could help with printing or storage or transport - or, better still, become a Trustee.


To find out more, just call 0777 3977 567 or mail [email protected]




There is also some important information about help you might be able to get with fees.  Just click the link.










if anyone wants to raise money or make donations to BYT please, please, do. Eula can bank any money you raise or you can pay it in at any RBS using the account details available on your current enrolment form - just make sure you let us know, so we know where the money is from on our bank statement. Or send in a bank transfer using the same bank details, just add your name and mark as a donation, again so we know where it's come from. Thank you. Happy fundraising. XXX


Remember, you can also raise money for BYT every time you buy things on-line - just click here -


You can buy whatever you want as usual but BYT gets money everytime you shop.

You donate without paying a penny!


Change of Bank Details
Borders Youth Theatre (BYT) recently changed from being an unregistered charity to a newer format of Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).  The SCIO offers better legal and liability protection for our members, volunteers and trustees.  BYT is the same, still running drama workshops and productions for young people.
However, we have had to open a new bank account and the old account will be closed in October.  If you pay fees by bank order please can you write to your bank giving them the new bank details for BYT as follows….
a/c  name    The Members of Border Youth Theatre
a/c number  00173586
sort code 83-23-18     RBS Kelso Branch



Check out our Workshops page




BYT works hard to try to find funding from all sorts of sources. The local fund-raising which you do can help a great deal. Thank you to all of you who make the effort to give something back.


Remember if you do your shopping online, you can raise money for BYT - just click here -
You can buy whatever you want as usual
but BYT gets money everytime you shop.
You donate without paying a penny


Changes at BYT


At the recent AGM, it was agreed to change the way BYT is managed.

It will still be run by volunteers but their responsibilities will be slightly different as part of a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). 

We still need your support - either by helping to fund-raiser, coming to see productions or offering some time to act as a Trustee.

If you want more information, please contact Eula Wilkin at [email protected]





Check out pictures in the Gallery




We need your help too

You can help by becoming a Friend of BYT

Click the image for details.










If you want to see pictures of BYT productions,

check out the GALLERY page


or you find Kat's excellent pictures at

You can also order copies of ones you want.


Borders Youth Theatre Facebook page (just click)


If you have any ideas for BYT or need any information please let us know. Just contact us at [email protected]


Borders Youth Theatre (BYT) is committed to providing high quality drama classes and opportunities for public performances, for young people aged 8 to 25, in the Scottish Borders. At present, BYT runs junior and senior weekly workshops in seven towns across the Borders, during school term times. BYT also runs intensive production weeks for juniors and seniors in the October half term holiday and Easter holiday, and a variety of summer holiday projects.

Borders Youth Theatre is a member of Youth Borders and Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

Borders Youth Theatre is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC022282

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