This summer the 2023 Made in Scotland Showcase will feature 18 shows across a range of venues throughout Edinburgh. Audiences can experience a full spectrum of performance styles from an excellent selection of world-class Scottish work across artforms and genres, all ready to benefit from the Fringe as a springboard to reach new international audiences. […]
Funding crisis update from FST | Info-sharing sessions | Contact your MSPs
Find out more about FST’s recent advocacy and the planned info sessions which are open to the performing arts sector, members and non-members. There are also links to websites which will help you find your MSPs and approach them regarding the budget cuts.
A message from the Federation of Scottish Theatre
A Festive message from the FST team.
FST’s response to the Scottish Government’s 2023/2024 Budget
FST is dismayed by the decisions outlined in the newly announced 2023/24 Scottish Government budget, including reduction in funding to Creative Scotland of over 10%. This follows long-term under-investment in the sector, the impacts of the COVID pandemic, and is happening during the worst cost crisis Scotland has experienced in decades. The effect on the […]
Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96
Statement from FST following the sad news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
The Festivals are back in-person and it’s great to see so many FST Members’ shows both on the Fringe and at the EIF
We’ve done our best to search for our members’ shows in the Festivals programmes but if we’ve missed anything, please contact email@example.com and we’ll add it in.
The Made in Scotland Showcase is Back for 2022 Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
with a Bumper Edition of Shows Live Across Scotland’s Capital this August.
The Made in Scotland Showcase at the 75th anniversary edition of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will see a feast of Scottish work presented to audiences from around the world and showcasing the tantalising wave of Scottish creative talent. The work, in a broad range of forms, engages with topics old and new as the world […]
Latest news on extending the current vaccine certification scheme
Today (Tuesday, 16 November), the First Minister confirmed there would be no immediate changes to the current Covid regulations in place in a statement to parliament.
FST statement on implications for extending the current vaccine certification scheme
FST statement following a meeting with Scottish Government officials to discuss the implications for members if the vaccination scheme were to be extended to cover theatres and performing arts venues not currently affected.
SOLT and UK Theatre have released an updated version of their 10 Principles for creating safe and inclusive working spaces in the theatre industry.
State of Play: A new research study by FST launches today
Today, Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) launches State of Play, a national research study profiling the Performing Arts sector in Scotland. Results of the study will give FST and wider cultural policy-makers and planners crucial information on the health of the performing arts that will inform future actions, priorities and critical advocacy.
FST and Scottish Theatre Producing Consortium call on Scottish Government to review current social distancing requirements for the sector.
With the furlough scheme ending in September, many freelancers across the sector still excluded from support and desperate for work, and audiences indicating they are confident and keen to return, action is urgently needed to enable venues to play their role in the recovery of the economy, jobs and the nation’s wellbeing.