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We’ve been supporting and uplifting community and amateur theatre since 1926.

Note that from 2024 membership is handled online.  See details below

Why join SCDA?

An invitation to our annual Social AGM weekend with voting rights
Networking opportunities with our member community
Discounts on play-scripts and books

What our members say

SCDA played a very active role in my life growing up in a West Highland village.
Undoubtedly it has shaped who I am today. People of all ages were in a room together being creative, making mistakes, laughing with each other and most of all supporting each other. It enabled me to make connections with people in the acting industry to develop my chosen career.
Olivia Morgan
TV & Film Actor, RADA Graduate
Drama has really helped me grow as a person.
It's helped me come out of my shell, gain confidence, and have a good laugh while doing it! It's just the best community to be part of.
Heather Stephenson
Student, Stirlingshire
I’ve been involved with SCDA for over 60 years.
Now in my 80s, my acting days are over, but I still volunteer in the SCDA library every week. It gives me the chance to get out, meet up with old friends and do something useful.
Douglas Currie
Retired Teacher, Edinburgh

Want to join the SCDA or renew your membership?

Take advantage of our special pricing for new individual or joint members (up to 50% off for the first year) with new clubs being free for the first year.
For existing individual, joint members and clubs, there is an early bird renewal offer until 30th June 2024. See renewals below for details.

How to join the SCDA

Click on the button below and enter your details. You will be able to pay on line

Renewing your annual membership online

As an existing individual, joint or club member, you will be sent out reminder emails in the run up to membership renewal at the end of June.  If you wish to renew ahead of time (or have lost the renewal emails),  login to our online membership site by clcking the button above.
Use the email address used to send you the SCDA newsletter or email for your details. Note that you will be asked to confirm contact details etc during the renewal process.
To start the renewal process, you will need to use “sign in without password” option if you haven’t set or cannot remember your password.  Note you do not need to set a password if you don’t want to.

Renewing your annual membership – without an email address

If you are looking to renew your membership but do not have an email address, we will contact you at your home address.

Want to change your details?

If your contact personal or club details change, please use the online membership site to update them or contact us at and we will be able to help you.

Membership renewal rates

  • INDIVIDUAL: Early bird renewal = £30 (expires 30th June). After this date, membership is £35.
  • JOINT (2 adults at the same address): Early bird renewal = £50 (expires 30th June). After this date, membership is £55.
  • YOUTH: £10 if under 18 or in full time education
  • MIXED / ADULT CLUB : Early bird renewal = £50 (expires 30th June).  After this date membership is £55
  • YOUTH CLUB : Early bird renewal = £25 (expires 30th June).  After this date membership is £25

Life membership

If you are over 55, you can become a lifetime member of SCDA with a one-off payment. To purchase, contact