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Opportunity for 18-25 year olds


In 2019, Vanishing Point will create The Dark Carnival and The Dark Carnival: Unplugged. The Dark Carnival will be a large-scale spectacle featuring 16 performers on stage – it will be performed at Tramway in Glasgow, at Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and at Dundee Rep Theatre. The Dark Carnival: Unplugged will be a touring version of the same show. Featuring just one actor and one musician, it will tour to town halls and theatre across Scotland. The Dark Carnival: Unplugged will be presented across Scotland in May 2019 including dates at Paisley Arts Centre (17th May 2019), Lyth Arts Centre at Latheron Hall (22nd May 2019) and Eden Court Theatre, Inverness (29th May 2019). 

We are seeking four young people, one from the Caithness, two from Paisley and one from Inverness to participate in an exclusive rehearsal room access programme.

What you will get:

  • Exclusive access to Vanishing Point’s rehearsal room for The Dark Carnival on Saturday 2nd February 2019 where you will:
  • Meet Vanishing Point company and creative associates
  • Observe two rehearsals
  • Have a conversation with an actor, designer or stage manager about their career and how they got to where they are
  • Take part in a Q&A with members of the creative team and performers
  • A FREE ticket to see Vanishing Point’s forthcoming production The Dark Carnival on 21st February 2019 at Tramway in Glasgow
  • A workshop for your youth theatre group in April / May 2019
  • A FREE ticket to see The Dark Carinval: Unplugged when it is presented at Paisley Arts Centre Latheron Hall or Eden Court
  • Vanishing Point will cover the cost of your travel to Glasgow and pay an allowance for accommodation and meals

 In return you will:

  • Jointly lead a workshop for your youth theatre group based on what you learnt when observing Vanishing Point’s rehearsal
  • Recommend the The Dark Carnival: Unplugged to your youth theatre group, friends and peers

To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 18 – 25
  • Live permanently in the Caithness, Paisley or Inverness
  • Attend a youth theatre group
  • Be able to travel to Glasgow for the 2nd February 2019 and 21st February 2019
  • Your youth theatre group must be able to host a workshop that Vanishing Point will jointly lead with you
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in theatre

To apply please complete the form below and return it to by 17th January 2019. 

Application Form 

If you have any questions or need help with the application form, please contact Eleanor Scott on 0141 418 6262 or

Supported by the Hugh Fraser Foundation



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