About Us

Founded in 2015, Triple Act Theatre & Arts has focused on creating quality theatre experiences for audiences and creative outreach experiences for young people and adults in a region of Scotland with historically low arts participation.


Our Vision
To be the leading participatory arts provider in North Ayrshire, driving positive change and benefits for individuals and communities.


Our Mission
To provide people of all ages with high quality participatory creative activities that help them thrive at home, at school and at play.



To promote and deliver a wide range of participatory, creative learning opportunities for participants across North Ayrshire;
particularly to those affected by and living in areas of multiple deprivation.

  • To support and complement the role of participatory arts within formal education across the region and build strong relationships with the education sector.
  • To strengthen the provision of creative arts activities for health and wellbeing in our communities and to seek effective cross-sector partnerships to achieve this.
  • To increase the accessibility and visibility of live performance events and experiences in our local communities and to be an advocate for creative arts and wider cultural community in this part of Scotland.
  • To manage a sufficiently resourced and operationally efficient organisation that is fit for purpose and is able to provide opportunities for professional creative practitioners to work in North Ayrshire.


Alongside these professional theatre productions, we wanted to nurture new talent in Ayrshire and to encourage young people and adults to find new ways of creating and of expressing themselves. With this in mind, Triple Act Ensemble was born, taking the form of both Youth Theatre and Professional Development. Which to date 2000 young people have participated in a free professional development workshop.


We support the professional development of all through our training programmes and support excellence by developing the creative talent of artists and individuals, regardless of age, ability or background.  Our aim – ‘To provide the Ayrshire community with the opportunity to reach their creative potential through a theatre arts experience.’


Please view our Triple Act Ensemble Guidelines document.

Professional Development

The Professional Development arm of Ensemble gives participants the opportunity to work with professional actors, vocal coaches, directors and other practitioners in workshops designed to provide an in-depth insight into the realities of working in Scottish theatre.


These workshops are for anyone who is looking for a higher level of experience in drama and the theatre industry. Perfect for those who would like to build on their artistic skills, gain more theatre experience and will help those who are thinking of applying for drama school or theatre courses.


So far hundreds of young people have participated in free workshops run by Triple Act Theatre & Arts in North Ayrshire and Arran, with classes running on topics such as ‘Acting Through Song and for Camera’, ‘Introduction to Shakespeare’ and ‘Devising Script for Camera’.


Moreover, since starting this arm of Ensemble, this opportunity has been free to all since starting thanks to the kind and generous support from our funders to make this possible.

Meet The Team