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Scottish Government in talks with Scottish Youth Theatre

Mar 13, 2018 by


THE Scottish Government is to explore “all available options” to keep Scottish Youth Theatre running.

The management of the theatre company (SYT) announced last week that it will have to close in July this year after losing out in the latest round of funding deals from Creative Scotland.

The fate SYT, a mentor to actors, directors and theatre crew for more than 40 years, prompted an outcry and led to Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister, expressing concern over its fate in the Scottish Parliament.

SYT had been given funds by the Scottish Government before, in 2014 when it also missed out on getting Regular Funding (RFO) from Creative Scotland.

Stars of stage and screen and the former First Minister, Alex Salmond, expressed hopes that the Glasgow-based company could be saved from closure.


Source: Scottish Government in talks with Scottish Youth Theatre: All options on table to keep it running | HeraldScotland

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