BUILD is our commitment to delivering a quarterly programme of artist development workshops, talks and social activities. It is our invitation to performers, writers, directors, theatre makers and anyone working professionally in theatre to learn and share the experience of making work as a community.

This year-round programme is for people with 2 years + professional experience in their chosen specialism, this can include recent graduates.

The BUILD programme is comprised of:

  • Workshops, residencies and talks from an incredible array of established practitioners including directors, writers, casting directors, producers, movement specialists and many more – with a mix of artists who are local to Scotland and from across the UK.
  • Social events and idea sparking sessions, aimed at creating a supportive network of friends and potential collaborators.
  • One to one advice sessions with our team and with external experts in the field.
  • Ticket offers and chances to come and see shows with other artists.

We have a blended programme with events happening in person and online. As everyone’s circumstances are different, we’re aiming to make our programme of work more accessible. Some events are free, others are eligible for Pay What You Want. There is a minimum price that we can offer and one that is slightly higher, for those who can afford to pay a little extra to help support the work that we do.

Some of our workshops have been allocated experience levels:

Beginner – No prior knowledge or experience required in the subject
Intermediate – Some knowledge or experience of the subject area beneficial
Advanced – Good familiarity with the subject area necessary

View and book our current programme of workshops here. You can also join our Facebook group, the BUILD Forum, to stay up to date and be part of the conversation.

We’re always keen to meet new artists, so if you’d like to learn more about what we do or would like a chat with one of our team, feel free to email We also offer regular drop-in sessions through our Creative Cuppas offer.


Videography: Ruari Barber-Fleming