There are two versions of the club: 

  • the original Teachers’ Theatre Club (TTC), for teachers based in Edinburgh and the Lothians, in partnership with Imaginate
  • the National Teachers’ Theatre Club (NTTC), which is open to teachers in the rest of Scotland outwith Edinburgh and the Lothians. This project is run in partnership with Imaginate and the National Theatre of Scotland.


TTC and NTTC members will have access to post-show discussions with the companies and creatives behind the work, including some of Scotland's key industry professionals such as artists, designers, programmers, critics and production staff. These discussions will enable participants to feel more confident about discussing live performance and sharing opinions, both as individuals and as teachers. 

The group will also discuss how the shows can enhance and inform teaching practice by: 

  • bringing a class to see a theatre or dance performance  
  • incorporating aspects of the discussion into their teaching practice 
  • developing creative activities and tasks around the themes of a performance 

Teachers taking part in the project will benefit from: 

  • free tickets for all performances 
  • the chance to learn through facilitated Q&A sessions with the professionals who made and/or programmed the performances for more in-depth understanding about the performing arts sector and the creation process 
  • sessions counting towards staff CLPL requirements 
  • increased confidence in engaging with live performing arts 
  • a new network of arts professionals, festivals and organisations. 

You can read about previous Teachers’ Theatre Club at

When applying to be a part of TTC, I saw it as interesting CPD. I never thought for a second that it would give me so much more. Over the course of the project I have engaged in discussions with a wide range of professionals in the arts, experienced theatre that I would never have thought to go see myself and discussed how I would use these shows with my pupils. I have laughed, cried, debated and been comfortable in talking about what I have both liked and disliked about performances.  

However, what has taken me by surprise is the camaraderie I have experienced. I didn't expect to leave this project with new friendships and a fantastic group of people that I know I can call upon to go see a show with me. I hope this project runs for many years to come and I urge as many teachers as possible to experience this. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it.
 - TTC Year 1 member 

Listen to four of the Teachers’ Theatre Club - Year 1 members talking about how TTC was for them: