Borders Youth Theatre
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Borders Youth Theatre

Borders Youth Theatre is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC022282


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.









Update at 15 July 2018



Workshops finished for the year.



Plan ahead and check out the schedule for Autumn 2018







2018 Summer Project  


A Tale of Beatrix Potter.


Rehearsals underway. Good luck everyone. 

Borders Youth Theatre has a reputation for high quality work and this year is no exception. 
This Summer, at three of the Border's most beautiful Historic estates, Borders Youth Theatre will revisit classic tales by Beatrix Potter, in A Tale of Beatrix Potter; a play for all the family to enjoy in the grounds of these beautiful houses. 
Come along bring a picnic or buy one when you get there-or why not book a summery supper in the cafe! Why not let us entertain you after an afternoon exploring the estates.
The talented company of young theatre makers are being directed by founder member of BYT and well know youth theatre director, John Haswell, ably assisted by home grown performer, director and drama leader Oli Bisset.
The Summer School is based at Langlee Community Centre, and the project will culminate in  outdoor performances at:
Paxton House, Nr Coldstream on Thursday 26th July at 6pm;  
Traquair House, Innerleithen on Friday 27th July at 6pm
And The Haining, Selkirk  on Saturday 28th at 2pm and 6pm.
Tickets cost £7/£5/£20 Family (2+2) 
For more information about getting involved and for tickets contact the venues directly or email Sara: [email protected]


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


Come and join us as we bring some of her much loved characters to life.







National Theatre Connections  


Our application to take part in NT Connections 2019 has been accepted!


We'll get synopsis of plays out to you soon.




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.


Bank Details

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    Border Youth Theatre

a/c number  00173586

sort code 83-23-18     RBS Kelso Branch







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]



Fund-raising news



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.


The recent Quiz Night (thanks Quins of Galashiels) raised £245.


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?)





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! 


Check out pictures of BYT activities in the Gallery





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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