Summer All Stars Drama

for young people aged 5-12 in west dunbartonshire

SHINE Summer All Stars Drama are free drama events for young people in West Dunbartonshire run by PACE Theatre Company.  You can book your place using this website. If booking for multiple young people please make a seperate booking for each person. 

If you have any questions please call PACE on 0345 130 5218 or email

summer 2023

Join the cast of one of our performance events and create a show in just a week!
There are no events for this age group in this strand.
Events take place at Dumbarton Academy.


Most frequent questions and answers

Shine is a programme of drama events in West Dunbartonshire, funded by West Dunbartonshire Council and run by PACE Theatre Company.

At PACE our aim is to offer a unique artistic programme, which offers young people of all ages the chance to participate, learn and perform in bespoke performing arts experiences during the school holidays. 

All our events promote confidence, self-esteem and self-expression as well as teamwork and collaboration skills. On top of this each individual event focuses on developing different creative skills and you can see some of the varied range of skills that will be covered listed under each event description. The very core of our ethos is about developing each young person and giving them the chance to be part of a fun and creative environment in which they can express themselves and be who they want to be.

So, what are you waiting for? Do something different this year, something you’ve never done before, and be part of Shine; make new friends, take risks, create incredible performances, learn new skills and make memories to last a lifetime.

We cannot wait for you to join us!

Please wear casual, comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear to workshops.  Please do not wear non-essential jewellery. Mobiles phones are not permitted to be used during workshops or rehearsals.  Please bring water and a packed lunch for all day events.  If you wish for a free packed lunch to be provided by West Dunbartonshire Council then please make sure to select that option when booking.

Please do not bring expensive clothing or other items to PACE. We cannot accept responsibility for any items lost, stolen or damaged.

Please inform us of any medical condition or special needs when booking. All information will be treated in confidence.

PACE aims to make our workshops as inclusive as possible and will try and make appropriate adjustments for young people with additional needs, within the confines of our resources. If your child has any additional support needs please talk to us about it in advance.

“ extremely useful experience that helps to build so many skills that you will use every day of your life. Not only that, you will have such a fun time and meet so many amazing people while doing it.”
Daniel, 17
“Wonderful opportunity to take part in sessions in a safe, fun setting, excellent coaching. My child doesn’t want to spend summer anywhere else!”
Judith (parent)
“Brilliant fun, great way of making new friends. Love being able to improve acting, singing and dancing skills”
Ross, 15
“Fest is an amazing opportunity to push yourself and learn whilst also getting to perform in a wide variety of shows. You learn incredible skills over a short period of time. It is such a fun and worthwhile experience and a great way to spend some of your holidays!”
Amy, 16
“Fest is something I’ve done every summer and easter for almost 10 years, it’s a ton of fun and I’ve made so many good friends because of it, 100% would recommend.”
Lana, 14
“What I love about PACE’s summer program is that it’s a fun and passion filled experience with the chance to sing, dance, act and perform after a week of intense rehearsal, all while spending time with friends and meeting new people. It’s truly one of the best ways to spend summer!”
Rebecca, 16
“I spent some of the best weeks of my teenage years at Fest. Within a week, we created brilliant shows from scratch and made friends for life and it helped my confidence grow.”
Anna, 21

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