The youth theatre strand of AIYF has grown in recent years, and the festival welcomes both local and international performing companies in 2016. Offering both self-devised plays and adaptations, there is something for everyone including musical theatre and scenario-based drama where the audience is immersed in the performance. Look out for shows taking place at the Lemon Tree and Robert Gordon’s College.

Mitchell School of Drama (UK)
Mitchell School of Drama is based in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire and aims to cultivate an interest in theatre and drama by providing classes for a wide range of abilities and the opportunity to appear in a variety of stage productions. Many past performers from the school have gone on to study drama full time and are now working as actors, directors and in television. MSD have... SEE DETAILS »
Fuorionda (Italy)
The Fuorionda Company are based in Pisa, and are the only theatre group of their kind in the area to perform works in English. Shakespeare is their playwright of choice, and in the last two years they have performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing to local audiences. In 2014 the group took part in the ‘Festival 450,’ part of Pisa’s celebrations of... SEE DETAILS »
FM Youth Theatre (Malta)
FM Youth Theatre was established in 2012 and currently has 24 talented and energetic performers. They have built up a strong repertoire of work ranging from abstract physical theatre to musical theatre. Having performed professionally across Malta’s theatre scene, the performers are thirsty for new and exciting challenges. Past productions include Cabaret (2012), A Chorus Line (2013), part of the main cast and chorus in... SEE DETAILS »
Castlegate Theatre Company (UK)
Castlegate Theatre Company is based at ACT Aberdeen, with many performers having come through Castlegate Juniors before moving to the Senior class. Open to young people aged 16- 25, their work spans theatre and musicals, and the group has been a regular fixture at AIYF for a number of years. This year’s play, The Changeling Child is inspired by Nordic and Scottish folklore, and explores... SEE DETAILS »
Youth Music Theatre (UK)
YMT is the leading music theatre company in the UK for young people aged 11-21. Its principle aim is to provide high quality training to talented young performers, musicians, directors, writers, composers, choreographers and theatre technicians. Their courses offer significant benefits to young people, helping to develop their confidence and self-esteem as well as improving communication and team work skills whilst in a professional environment.... SEE DETAILS »
Afrika E Ntle Theatre Workshop (South Africa)
The Africa E Ntle Theatre Workshop was founded in 2003 in Ga-rahkuwa, and currently has 10 members. The organisation’s aim is to create vibrant and active theatre pieces, which contribute to the development of South Africa, both socially and economically. The organisation promotes social stability and contributes to wellness, as well as enhancing overall community development. The group has performed at many local festivals, and... SEE DETAILS »

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