We are a youth arts group based in
West Lothian. WE create opportunities
for young people to participate in arts activity.
The Regal Youth Company is a youth arts group running drama and music activity across West Lothian. We create opportunities for participation in activities which promote confidence building, meeting new people and developing artistic skill. We believe that participating in drama and music creates an opportunity for young people to engage in important social activity.
We believe creativity offers young people the opportunity to engage with others, make new friends and become more confident individuals. Our workshops are all about finding moments to build confidence and socialise while creating music and theatre.
The Regal Youth Company was established in 2015 following a successful "An Evening of Entertainment with George & John" - a variety show at the Regal Theatre organised and performed by young people under the age of twenty.
The original concept of the Regal Youth Company was to create a space for performers and artists to grow, share their talents and act as a networking space for young people interested furthering their career in the arts. However, it became so much more than that.
With the introduction of weekly workshops in October 2015, the Regal Youth Company began to find its purpose within the community. This purpose was to create affordable and accessible workshops in drama and music for young people in West Lothian.
Since then, there has been over twenty Regal Youth Company shows, we have had run thousands of hours of workshops and met so many incredible participants along the way.
The Regal Youth Co. Team
The Regal Youth Company is currently driven by a group of determined and passionate young people.
These young people include graduates from Queen Margaret University, Heriott Watt University and New College Lanarkshire.
The team running workshops at the Regal Youth Company all work as freelance drama facilitators across the Central Belt of Scotland. Our workshop leaders are all PVG checked, first aid trained and we are covered by the Regal Youth Company's Public Liability Insurance.
We have an amazing team of volunteers who are all really appreciated by the participants. We are very proud to have a very close company and love welcoming new participants and volunteers to the group.
Current Workshop Programme
We currently run three weekly drama workshops:
Bathgate Juniors - P4-P7 - 6pm-7.30pm Monday's at the Regal Theatre
Bathgate Seniors - S1-S6 - 7.30pm-9pm Monday's at the Regal Theatre
Uphall Drama - 8-14 year olds - 6.30pm-8pm Tuesday's at Uphall Community Centre
More details about our Music Programme will be released soon.