We are committed to supporting artists of all ages by offering theatre and dance skills development workshops for different levels, from taster sessions to advance classes. We provide a vital performance platform for young performers starting out in their careers. 



Supporting emerging talent

The Attic Collective is a free talent development initiative to support young artists at the beginning of their career.  With training from our world-class visiting artists and in-house experts, and performance opportunities in ambitious full-scale shows as part of our theatre programme, it offers a comprehensive, structured programme recruited on talent rather than income

‘Fizzing with righteous anger and frothing with near-the-knuckle humour, the Attic Collective’s  Lysistrataat the King’s is a breath of fresh air and an undeniable statement of intent.’ All Edinburgh Theatre

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We are grateful to our Friends and Patrons for supporting The Attic Collective.  


Supporting Youth Dance

DanceFest is an annual celebration of Youth Dance showcasing the talent of performers from across Scotland. Groups from national and local dance organisations, schools and colleges present work on the biggest stage in Scotland and all styles of Dance are represented including Classical Indian dance, contemporary, jazz, tap and Integrated performances demonstrating disability led practice.

“I feel pretty excited, but even if they laugh I'll still feel proud of myself – I did something and I achieved something and I'll feel pretty proud of myself.” - Student  participant