What FCT is all about

Forth Children’s Theatre (FCT) was established in 1979, We are a registered charity (SC016149) with the aim:- ‘To encourage further interest and active participation in theatre and drama among young people.’

We stage two shows a year, one at Easter and one in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and regularly play to sell out houses, We’ve had lots of rave reviews and won a host of Capital Awards and ENDA’s, but what’s most important to us is the experience the children and young people have as part of the FCT family.

FCT, provides a safe environment for children and young people to learn more about the theatre.

Young people are encouraged to help in all aspects of the theatre – not just on stage.

Many young people who have been through FCT have come back to share their talent and experience to help others who have the same interests.

But don’t take our word for it, read what some former cast members say in their own words!

“When we first came to F.C.T. many of us shy and nervous individuals, we didn’t know what to expect. However, one thing was clear, the obvious sense of community and the realisation that we’d been accepted into a new family.”

“We soon made long lasting friendships and were quickly involved in the magic of the group.” 

“We met people from all different backgrounds due to the undiscriminating nature of F.C.T., everyone was equal and could be themselves.”

“F.C.T. gave us all a safe, loving place to go to, and this has changed and even saved many of our lives!”