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National Festival of Youth Theatre 2016

Fife Cultural Trust is thrilled to be hosting the sixth National Festival of Youth Theatre next month, featuring over 100 talented young people from across the UK.

The three-day event, held annually at Rothes Halls in Glenrothes, is produced by Youth Theatre Arts Scotland in partnership with Fife Cultural Trust and is the largest gathering of its kind in the UK. With an emphasis on inclusion, education and collaboration, NFYT removes barriers, teaches valuable life lessons and provides extraordinary new experiences while showcasing creative skills of youth theatre groups on a national level.

This year’s festival launches on Friday 1st July with the coming-of-age show, ‘It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To,’ staged by Aberdeen Performing Arts Youth Theatre.

On Saturday 2nd July, Glasgow-based Platform Lab Station will perform ‘Broken,’ an exploration of the cycle of regeneration and the human desire for destruction.

Also on the Saturday, Volcano Youth Theatre from Swansea, Wales, will debut ‘WeReallyWantToWinButWeDon’tWantToTryTooHard’, an engaging production about feelings that are often evoked when winning or losing at sporting events.

Finally, on Sunday 4th July, Fife’s own Collision will perform ‘The Tide Creeps In’ which delves into the memories of five individuals who begin questioning their past experiences.


Fife Cultural Trust Chief Executive Heather Stuart said: “We are delighted and proud to welcome the National Festival of Youth Theatre back to our Rothes Halls venue in Fife where it has captivated audiences across the Kingdom for the past six years.  

This year’s NFYT programme looks both impressive and exciting and I would encourage anyone who has an interest in culture and young talent to go along to one of the shows where they are sure to be impressed.”