Borders Youth Theatre runs weekly drama workshops, during term-time, in Melrose, Duns, Selkirk, Jedburgh, Galashiels and Kelso. The weekly groups have been suspended during the pandemic – when they resume updated information on venues, days and times will be posted here.

The groups are led by experienced professionals who are skilled in getting the best out of young people.
Join us to have fun, meet new friends and learn new skills. There is no audition or entry qualification required.

MELROSE: Ormiston Institute – Mondays
Juniors: 8 years – P7, 3:45-5:15.
Seniors: S1 – 25 years, 5:30 to 7:00

DUNS: Duns Primary School – Tuesdays
Juniors: 8 years – P7, 4:00-5:30
Seniors: S1 – 25 years, 6:00 to 7.30

SELKIRK: Argus Centre – Wednesdays
Juniors: 8 years – P7, 3:45-5:15.
Seniors: S1 – 25 years, 5:45-7:15

JEDBURGH: Jedburgh Grammar School in 6th Form Common Room – Thursdays was running as a combined group: Juniors: 8 years – P7, 4:00-5:30.
Seniors: S1 – 25 years, 4:00-7:00

KELSO: Abbey Row Centre – Sundays
Juniors: 8 years – P7, 10:00-11:30.
Seniors: S1 – 25 years, 12:00-1:30

Galashiels: Play Borders – Fridays – 12:00-13:30
Combined Group: Juniors: 8 years – P7 & Seniors: S1 to 25 years

Ages & Costs

JUNIORS: Age 8 years to Primary 7
SENIORS: Secondary 1 to age 25 years
COST: £5.00 per workshop – payable termly in advance.
BYT needs around 15 participants per group to cover the costs –
SO PLEASE – bring a friend – new participants can try their first workshop free.
We will have to stop some groups if the numbers are too low.

Payment Details

Fees for the term are paid in advance; you can pay by cheque payable to Borders Youth Theatre  post this with your enrolment form or bring them both the first workshop of term. To comply with insurance – workshops cannot be attended without the participant’s form filled in completely by a parent or guardian.
If you are able to pay fees via standing order or BACs please contact: for our bank details.

Workshop Costs

£ 5 per week

  • JUNIORS: 8 years old to Primary 7
  • SENIORS: S1 to 25 years

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