Are you aged 11-25? Take part in our innovative, multi-media production of The Tempest to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Shetland Youth Theatre! 

 As is to be expected from a Shakespeare play, ‘The Tempest’ deals with big issues, betrayal, love, redemption, forgiveness, sorcery, witchcraft, and power. It contains both beautiful verse and base comedy...

This participation fee covers workshops and rehearsals with the director, John Haswell, tech and dress rehearsals and performances in the Mareel Auditorium.  

The first rehearsal will be at the Garrison Theatre on Sunday 2nd June from 2pm - 5pm. Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm - 9pm, and Sundays from 2pm - 5pm. Final performance dates/times are still to be confirmed, but will take place between 22nd and 25th August 2019.  


Over a quarter of a century, Shetland Youth Theatre has been presenting innovative productions in a variety of venues. The company has established a national and international reputation for its work. In this country, it has performed in Inverness, Edinburgh and on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre in London, while international performances have taken place in Helsinki, Berlin, and Copenhagen. On two occasions the company has presented full Shakespearian productions; ‘Macbeth’ in Scalloway and ‘A Midsummer Nights' Dream‘ in Walls. SYT operates an open-door policy and participants range from 11-25.