We exist to encourage the development of volunteer-led theatre arts in Scotland.
National executive officers, national committee and chairmen.
The association is divided into four divisions, each with local districts.
Find the latest updates on competitions, events and other SCDA news
Supporters who wish to make an ongoing financial contribution.
Get in touch with National Office
Get in touch with your division or district
Upcoming national, district, divisional and club competitions, events and performances
Annual festival runs at district, divisional, Scottish and UK national level.
Standalone competitions which run during the One Act Play Festival.
View festival adjudicators.
How to organize, set up, run and enter the festival and its competitions.
Festival results for 2023
Festival results going back to 1927.
Will be published in due course for 2024
Annual competition for the writing and performing of monologues.
Annual playwriting competition.
Upcoming performances and events from our national network of clubs.
Information about the SCDA Youth Summer School as plans develop
Support us in developing community drama across Scotland.
Join SCDA as an individual, student, youth member, or as a couple.
Become an SCDA club or group.
Join SCDA as a life member.
Make a one-off donation, become a patron, or leave us a gift in your will.
Delivered by our National Drama Adviser, Carole Williams.
The latest funding opportunities, including the James Scotland Trust Fund.
Our quarterly publication exclusively for SCDA members.
Our network welcomes anyone who interacts with young people to define and deliver our national strategy for supporting youth groups.
Our in-house drama expert, Carole Williams.
Our national script library, located at Summerhall, Edinburgh.
Tips and guidance for acting, performance, and writing from our National Drama Adviser.
How to get your performance reviewed.
Best practice for lighting, sound and AV.
PVG, working with adults at risk, and child protection guidance.
Data considerations and GDPR.
Making sure everybody goes home safe from the theatre.
Insurance guidance from clubs.
Music copyright guidance and PRS for Music.
Access to our script library, located in Edinburgh.
View our script catalogue, containing over 25,000 plays.
Become a library member to access scripts without joining SCDA.
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“Actors find the Light” – well they certainly should, but this SCDA torch key-ring is handy when you find yourself in the dark!