The Regal Youth Company was founded in 2015 by a group of Queen Margaret University students as a way to engage young people in the West Lothian area in creative activity through drama, music and film workshops. In the early years, the company focused on creating high quality productions for young people to take part in, creating a social bond that would last long beyond participating in the activity.
RYC was set up to give a space to young people who wanted to create their own opportunities. To this day, RYC still believes that young people should take the lead, be decision makers and that the voice of young people should be heard in the wider community.
The original founders of the RYC graduated from university in 2018 with degrees from Queen Margaret University and Heriot Watt.
The Regal Youth Company continues to create opportunities for young people to participate in arts activity, become leaders and socialise with new people.
The activities we provide are rooted within the concept of creativity as a playful and social idea. We believe that creativity creates opportunities for children and young people to discover new things about themselves and the world they live in. Creativity opens the door to so many different opportunities - we want to make sure every child and young person who walks through our doors experiences the power of creativity.
We firmly believe that all creative activities should be accessible to everyone wanting to participate. We are proud to put affordability at the top of our list of things to be. We aim to create a space where parents aren't pressured into spending hundreds of pounds on activities for their children. RYC aims to create an affordable and accessible environment for their children and families.
We aim to create an atmosphere of fun at RYC. We want the children and young people coming along to leave workshops with a huge, big, happy smile on their faces. Our job is to create an environment where children and young people can be themselves, engage with other likeminded people and have a laugh while creating some awesome theatre!