National Theatre of Scotland is dedicated to playing the great stages, arts centres, village halls, schools and site-specific locations of Scotland, the UK and internationally. As well as creating ground-breaking productions and working with the most talented theatre-makers, the National Theatre of Scotland produces significant community engagement projects, innovates digitally and works constantly to develop new talent. Central to this is finding pioneering ways to reach current and new audiences and to encourage people’s full participation in the Company’s work. With no performance building of its own, the Company works with existing and new venues and companies to create and tour theatre of the highest quality. Founded in 2006, the Company, in its short life, has become a globally significant theatrical player, with an extensive repertoire of award-winning work. The National Theatre of Scotland is supported by the Scottish Government.
Imaginate is the national organisation in Scotland, which promotes, develops and celebrates theatre and dance for children and young people. Imaginate aims for more children in Scotland to experience work that is deeply engaging, innovative and inspiring. The organisation believes that all children deserve the opportunity to develop their creativity, emotional intelligence and reach their true potential. To ensure more high quality children’s work is made in Scotland, it supports artists with a year-round programme of creative development. This includes a mix of events, training, residencies, mentoring and special projects. Imaginate celebrates the best of children’s theatre and dance from around the world by producing the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival which showcases performances that delight and inspire the young and young-at-heart. The festival is also one of the best places for programmers from all over the world to see work of the very highest standard.