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Confidence. Communication. Creativity.

Join the UK's largest youth theatre.
Weekly workshops in drama for anyone aged 3-21.
A new venue for children
and young people's theatre
Find out more about our project to create a brand new venue in Paisley and how you can support our work

events and workshops

youth theatre

for ages 3-21

Weekly workshops to improve confidence, creativity and performance skills and make life-long friends.

for ages 3-21

Performance experiences in school holidays for members and non-members.

for ages 3-5

Weekly workshops to improve confidence, creativity and performance skills and make life-long friends.

rep company

for ages 18-21

Weekly workshops to improve confidence, creativity and performance skills and make life-long friends.

“I owe everything to PACE. Not just the skills I learnt that I can use when acting, but how to have confidence in myself.  It helped me find joy in meeting new people and not be afraid of being me. It’s still the happiest time of my life. I felt like I had a voice and was listened to at PACE even though I was young. It taught me I had value and worth which has been a vital part in becoming an actor but also just in growing up.”

James McArdle


PACE use drama as a means to inform, educate, motivate, address prejudices and change mindsets in the workplace, and act as a catalyst for discussion and workshops 

PACE Theatre Company has specialised in touring schools and other establishments productions and workshops since 1988

PACE Casting represents over 1,000 young actors  based in Scotland, from ages 3-21, who are members of our youth theatre

Support Us

PACE  is a non-profit making company and registered charity. There are many ways you can support us, including donations, memberships and corporate sponsorship. 

Our spaces include 2 unique studio rehearsal spaces, an auditorium and a range of facilities and equipment

Watch our educational short films, shown in schools around Scotland. 

If you’re interested in working with PACE then check out our available jobs and opportunities 

Creatively supporting young people online during the coronavirus

News & Latest Updates

Lost in Pantoland – Live!

November 27, 2020
Watch for free at https://www.pacetheatre.com/stage/ or on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PACEYouthTheatre PERFORMANCE SCHEDULESat 19 Dec 7.30pmSun 20 Dec 3pm and *6pmTue 22 Dec…

PACE Secures Culture Recovery Funding

November 6, 2020
PACE Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to be named as a recipient of Creative Scotland’s Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund, announced on 5 November…


March 17, 2020
Following the government announcement yesterday evening, we wanted to let you about our plans for the immediate future as a result of the Coronavirus…

PACE Announce New Patron on-site at Exchange Theatre

January 23, 2020
PACE Theatre Company is delighted to announce actor James McArdle as its first patron. James is a former PACE Youth Theatre member and since…

Five Stars from The Herald for The Snow Queen!

December 10, 2019
Rollicking entertainment for all ages, it knocks spots off many big city pantos Mary Brennan, The Herald Read the full review here: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18091075.pantomime-snow-queen-paisley-arts-centre-five-stars/…

Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business!

December 5, 2019
We are delighted to share that we have been voted Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business at Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce’s ROCCO Awards!  We had a fantastic night…

Limitless Schools Project

October 9, 2019
We are delighted to be working with seven Renfrewshire schools to create two exciting performances which will be performed at Johnstone Town Hall this…

PACE Announces The Snow Queen for Panto 2019

September 2, 2019
PAISLEY’S FAMILY PANTO THAT’S COOL AS CAN BE! This Christmas, PACE Theatre Company is delighted to announce its annual pantomime will be the The…

Paisley Youth Arts Festival 2019

August 30, 2019
We’re delighted to be one of the joint partners of the Paisley Youth Arts Festival, a new arts festival for young people in Paisley,…

First funding secured for exciting new children’s theatre in Paisley

June 25, 2019
PACE Theatre Company – which runs the largest youth theatre of its kind in the UK – is set to transform a vacant town…

Kaleidescope: Maths Week Scotland 2019

June 11, 2019
An interactive performance to promote the use of a mathematical growth mindset….

Summer Fest! 2019 is here!

May 29, 2019
We’re delighted to share with you our official guide to summer! We have a programme brimming with exciting performance courses; from classic to contemporary…

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