Project Theatre



Founded in 2008, we are a performing arts organisation and registered Scottish Charity who aim to promote youth involvement in the creative and performing arts across the Falkirk area through workshops, productions and other events and initiatives.

Under the artistic direction of our founder Jamie O'Rourke, our growing organisations' projects are divided into these areas:

Youth Theatre, Inov8 Dance, Collective, Summer Drama & Creative Learning

The company has a committed following and is always seeking to build on this audience through innovative audience development and educational work.

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Our mission

Project Theatre aims to promote community and youth involvement in drama and theatre arts across the Falkirk area through workshops, productions and community initiatives.

Our Aims

The aims of our group are:

  • To provide a supportive and safe environment for young people to engage in drama and theatre related activities on a regular basis.

  • To encourage and facilitate the development of skills related to theatre and drama.

  • To provide opportunities for all members to take part in regular Youth productions on any theatre stage.

  • To give members the opportunity to take part in additional workshops and events.

  • To provide a place for people with an interest in theatre and drama to meet, make friends and have fun.

To further these aims and objectives we:

  • Provide theatre workshops and classes

  • Encourage representatives of other organisations to exchange information and work on joint projects

  • Take part in other activities that promote good practice in youth theatre and for the benefit of the community


Our constitution is the document that lays out how our organisation as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation operates.  A copy is available on request.

The benefits of being part of Project Theatre

  • Making new friends

  • Using a creative approach to learning

  • Having fun

  • Working as a team

  • Learning social skills

  • Developing confidence

  • Creating new theatre

  • Being recognised and awarded for achievement and merit

  • Being part of the community

Former members and alumni

Many of our young people and volunteers have been involved in and worked with various professional companies and arts institutions including the BBC, Scottish Kids are Making Movies, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama - RSAMD) and the SECC through Project Theatre and go onto further and higher education using their experiences and achievements with us in CVs, applications and porfolios.

Peace of mind

We work under rigorous child protection laws and all our team are regulated by Volunteed Scotland (formerly Central Registered Body in Scotland) with Disclosures Scotland using the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) through the Scottish Government.


What Parents say about Project Theatre:

"My daughter thoroughly enjoys Project Theatre – she has been attending for the last couple of years, as a mother I try and help out when I can but its all fun and a really nice group of people. Its great fun for your children and they gain lots of experience and fun. Polly has enjoyed all the workshops and has developed greatly with the various dancing, singing and action lessons… the kids love the annual show and all work really hard, I would have no hesitation in recommending your child joins Project Theatre"

Karoline Greer - Parent

"You always know when its been rehearsals because Lucy sings for the rest of the day"

Ian Freck - Parent

What Members say about Project Theatre:

  • "There's more to acting than I thought" "The mask show was cool"

  • "I loved the scar making "We learned stage terms"

  • "I have been going to project theatre for 3 years now and its great fun! We do all kinds of workshops like Singing, Dancing, Acting, Voice, Comedy and loads more!"

  • "My favourite has to be the Dancing as get taught a great routine and we get to make the dances up ourselves!"

  • "We loved showing our plays to our parents"

  • "I liked types of stage and stage areas" "Making our own plays was good"

  • "Every year we get bigger and better as a company and the shows also get better!

  • As a member I recommend Project Theatre to anyone!! "

  • "I liked the singing workshop best"

  • "Dancing was tiring but brilliant" "9/10 - would've been 10 if we got to do it again"


As part of Positive Performance Project Theatre believes passionately about recognising and rewarding young people and our dedicated volunteers for their enthusiasm, talent and dedication to the company.  

To this end we have a variety of awards given out each year at our Annual Awards.


Project Theatre was formed through grassroots organising and community spirit and works as a non-profit organisation.  In our nature we pledge to be involved in the community (especially with young people) in as many engaging and positive ways as possible.

Learn more about our work in the community here

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