collaborate. play. perform.
photo: summer launch 2019, junior GROUP
who we are
At the Root Theatre is a theatre company based in West Lothian, Scotland. We work with a range of communities, places and people. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and we believe everyone is an artist.
Originally founded in 2015 as the Regal Youth Company, the company was set up as a space for young people to come together and create theatre and music. Throughout the five years, the company grew and branched out into engaging with adults and early-career artists - At the Root Theatre was born.
WHAT'S THE STORY?
Our mission has always been to provide high-quality, enjoyable and affordable creative activity for children, young people and adults. We believe in creating opportunities to collaborate, play and perform.
Participating in drama and other creative activity has a positive impact on participants social, physical and metal wellbeing. Our workshops focus on creating a welcoming, approachable and enjoyable atmosphere for all ages to enjoy and benefit from.
We also support artists, writers, directors, actors, designers, musicians and filmmakers early in their career. We have regular opportunities for professional development and spaces to showcase work. Our main aspect of this is our network site which advertises and showcases early-career artists for free.
We firmly believe that theatre should be for everyone, we welcome everyone with open arms. So if that's participants coming along to workshops or early career artists meeting for a blether, we're here for you. We're always just a message, email or phone call away.