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Borders Youth Theatre

Borders Youth Theatre is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC022282


Update at 11 April 2018

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Hope you're having a great holiday, despite the weather.  


Seniors had a productive three days last week.







Juniors are working hard in rehearsals for The Jungle Book, ready
to perform in Tait Hall, Kelso on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April.  



Make sure you come along to see the show.  









Workshops will resume in the new term 

 Full details for next term can be found on

 Workshops page.


Great news

Last week's 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 inand around Kelso.

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






National Theatre Connections Production


The Changing Room by Chris Bush 



Next stop Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh on 31st March.  


Rehearsal on Friday 30th March, 10.00 - 5.00 at Abbey Row, Kelso.  


Full details to follow








Details will appear on the Productions/Events page


































October 2017



The Taming of the Shrew

Well done everyone - two great performances







 Junior 2017 project.


That was great fun and thanks to

Karen and Katie










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.




Just a word about the Summer 2017 Project.

What an amazing show.


Well done to all the cast, to John, Oli, Dawn, Sara, Eula, Simon, Ian, Meghan, Jenna and everyone else involved.



You can see some pics of the show by clicking this link


For clips of rehearsals, go to the BYT Facebook page






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.






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!





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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