UKTheatreSchool SCIO

Why We Are Here

UKTheatreSchool is an award-winning performing arts academy based in Glasgow, Scotland.  UKTheatreSchool SCIO is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation and believes performing arts training should be available to all young people as it is key for overall self-confidence.  Training in the arts has transferable skills that can be used in every walk of life.  At UKTheatreSchool we work with young people to help them progress in the arts and most importantly become confident adults who are ready to take on the world.  We have one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet.

Our Mission Statement

We aim to bring performing arts to everyone including underprivileged and disadvantaged young people, ensuring they are not defined by their circumstances but instead lead by their goals and ambitions. UKTheatreSchool is where talented students become educated performers.


UKTheatreSchool makes a significant impact by helping disadvantaged talented young people get involved in performing arts. It is also aimed at helping disadvantaged young people progress onto further education within the performing arts.

The Principal of the academy said, “It was so disappointing and disheartening for us to realise that so many talented young people are being prevented from advancing in the arts due to lack of finance. We wanted to set up our school as a charity to help these young people realise their ambitions.

The charity is still growing, therefore, it is not currently possible to help everyone but we will get there. One day, this charity will be a lifeline for many, many young talented people in this country.”

In some cases, UK Theatre School SCIO can offer full scholarships, part-scholarships, bursaries and donations (where possible). If you believe you or your child is eligible for a scholarship or bursary, please email  The closing date for funding applications for each academic year is 28 February for the forthcoming August-June term (e.g. applications should reach us before 28 February 2020 for the UKTS year, August 2020-June 2021).

It is useful to know that scholarships and bursaries can only be provided by UKTheatreSchool, where there is budget or funding to do so.  It is important for parents/guardians to out-source where possible.  There are a number of educational trusts that can help with fees. Please follow this link for details of the Educational Trusts Forum.  Also, look for other funding streams in Scotland before applying for a UKTS scholarship or bursary.

Siblings – At UKTheatreSchool there are no automatic discounts for siblings. An automatic discount doesn’t account for the financial situation of each individual family.  If, for example, more affluent families are automatically given discounts, this pulls from the overall financial aid budget. A family with only one child at our school may need funding more than a family with two, three or more children attending our performing arts academy. Automatic discounts given to those who do not need funding could leave other students who may truly need assistance unable to attend because there isn’t enough aid to go around.  Also, offering an automatic discount to families that do not require assistance could necessitate raising tuition levels overall.

UKTheatreSchool has a need-based funding application system that assesses applicants equally.



*Please note: Funding donations to UK Theatre School SCIO go towards our aims and objectives – to help disadvantaged young people get involved and train in performing arts.  Our hopes are for many to progress onto further education in the arts.  There are full and part-time scholarships available on all courses for disadvantaged young people.  For any further information please email or


UK Theatre School SCIO (a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) is a charity registered in Scotland.

Registered charity number: SC048515

UKTheatreSchool… Born in Scotland, recognised throughout the UK and around the world.

“Talented Students Becoming Educated Performers”


If you would like to make a donation to UK Theatre School Charitable Trust, please use our JustGiving page linked here.

Alternatively, you can contact us on 0141 332 1818 or email Your donation will be gratefully received and will help young people advance in performing arts.

The smallest amount can make an enormous difference.

We look forward to hearing from you.