Background

Shine Youth Music Theatre was formed in 2003 and is a registered Scottish charity (SCO399906) with limited company status (SC373695) based in Carluke, South Lanarkshire.

Shine was established as a community musical theatre group for children in Primary 4 and above. A team of dedicated friends and parents worked tirelessly to form a group especially for young people. From small beginnings the group grew in every way possible to what is now one of Scotland's largest youth theatre companies.

We have three companies - Shine Kids, Ignite and Shine. These three branches of the main company have provided countless opportunities for the members to lead and be led by their peers. Each company is led by an Assistant Director and group of Team Leaders who are all members themselves.

Having used local church halls, primary schools and leisure centres as rehearsal venues for the last 9 years Shine recently opened their own purpose built studios and arts centre, The Lighthouse. The Lighthouse has been built almost entirely by volunteers and who have donated their time, skills, tools, well wishes and moral support to create a fantastic space for the company and the community.

Our Aims

■   To provide a safe and positive environment which supports young people, enhancing their self-esteem
■   To provide a purposeful and challenging environment where young people are encouraged to express themselves through music and theatre arts
■   To provide an experience where every individual has the chance to discover their talents and to develop their skills in musical theatre
■   To allow young people to work together as a team, sharing in the purposes of the group