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Brunton Youth Theatre welcomes back face to face classes, across East Lothian.

Brunton Theatre Trust is delighted to announce that youth theatre classes across East Lothian, will resume this month, with groups meeting in person, following all Scottish Government, Covid-19 secure guidance.

In March 2020 all youth theatre classes were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the last year Brunton Theatre Trust has delivered most of these classes online over Zoom. However, following the announced relaxation of restrictions this month, classes can once again resume face to face in Dunbar, Haddington, Tranent, Longniddry, Prestonpans and Musselburgh.

Brunton Youth Theatre Network (formerly known as East Lothian Youth Theatre), offers young people across East Lothian, aged 5 – 18, who are looking to develop their acting skills, the opportunity to participate in weekly drama sessions. Classes are designed to nurture creativity through improvisation activities, characterisation, drama games, devising and much more. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with scripts and texts to build on performance skills.

A spokesperson for Brunton Theatre Trust said:

“Joining a youth theatre group can have a positive impact on Health and Wellbeing by building self-confidence, making new friends, developing new skills, reducing social isolation and above all having fun.”

All classes are led by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent.

Classes can be booked online at or by calling 0131 653 5245.

Donations of any size are invaluable to enable The Brunton to survive, thrive and continue to bring a programme of arts and entertainment to East Lothian and beyond. Donations can be made via The Brunton’s website .


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What Moves You?

The Brunton Theatre Trust is working in partnership with What Moves You, a participatory arts project, connecting communities using movement and performance.

Exploring what inspires us to move, Dance Artist Niamh O’Loughlin, mixes creative movement and fun dance tasks in engaging online workshops for ages 6 – 14. 

What Moves You? connects four theatres with four Dance Artists across Scotland.

Led by Dawn Hartley who worked with The Brunton from 1999 – 2007, the project introduces fellow Dance Artist, Niamh O’Loughlin.

Dawn says,

“Niamh is a young choreographer whose work is engaging and super imaginative; in person and online. She has the knack of making everyone feel as if they’re together in the same room, having fun.”

Niamh will perform a solo piece at The Brunton this summer, inspired by the work created in these workshops. More information about this to follow soon.

Free workshops on Monday 3 May Ages 6 – 10: 10am – 10.45am Ages 11 – 14: 11.15am – 12pm 

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Move It! Dance video

Unfortunately our Move It! dance classes can’t run just now, but our amazing Dance Artist has set up a YouTube channel for dance routines to do at home. This first video is for the P1-P3 age group and they’ll be dancing to I Just Can’t Wait To Be King from The Lion King
Have Fun!

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