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Actor training

The Actors' Bothy

Huntershill Village, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 1RP

READINGS and workshops for professional actors to develop their skills.

Actor training

Acting Coach Scotland


0800 756 9535

PRIVATE acting classes, professional masterclasses and audition coaching by Mark Westbrook, a writer and director.


Artists Anonymous


SOCIAL meetings for actors, directors, writers and designers. Also online networks.

Actor training

The Actors' Kitchen


FREE weekly meetings for professional actors to hone their skills and offer mutual support. Regular workshops on a range of topics led by seasoned practitioners.

Event and production company

Big House Events

1 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1 DW

0131 669 6366

EDINBURGH-based company providing stage lighting, sets, scenery and production crew

Technical services

Black Light

West Shore Trading Estate, West Shore Road, Edinburgh EH5 1QF

0131 551 2337

Twenty-five year history of supplying schools, theatres, exhibitions, conferences, trade shows, heritage centres and private clients with light, stage, sound and audio-visual equipment.

Event and production company

Blue Parrot

Unit 5, Forth Industrial Centre, Sealcarr Street, Edinburgh EH5 1RF

0131 510 3333

SUPPLYING lighting, sound, staging, truss, mains distribution and power generation for the live event industry.

Management consultancy

Bonnar Keenlyside

Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB

0845 017 0900:

UK-wide consultancy with one foot in Scotland. Work with Perth, Pitlochry, Tramway, Aberdeen Performaing Arts, the Scottish Arts Council and many others. See also Anne Bonnar's blog.

Audio services

Castaway Audio Productions


07989 521269

SPECIALIST in voice recording, offering actors voicereels showcasing their abilities for commercial work and other voice acting jobs. Can also record radio plays for any budding playwrights.

Production services

Datum Point


0141 631 4943

PRODUCTION company drawing on the worlds of film, television and theatre to offer a range of services from actors to catering. After launching in 2010, the company is mounting its first stage production, Just Checking, in 2011. Artistic director Blythe Duff.

Actor training

Discover Fine Acting

14 Buckingham Terrace, Edinburgh EH4 3AA Edinburgh

PRIVATE tuition and workshops with actor Danielle Farrow.

Actor training

Antonia Doggett


PRIVATE coaching for actors, singers and public speakers.


Edinburgh Arts & Entertainment

11 Pirrie Street Edinburgh EH6 5HY

0131 555 1897

ARTS leaflet distribution service.


Edinburgh Festival Jobs

OPPORTUNITIES to pick up work in the August festivals.


Estrada Creative and Performing Arts


DRAMA education and motivational courses, plus development of plays. Artistic director: Tom McKeown.


Richard Findlay

0785 032 7725

ENTERTAINMENT lawyer and business afffairs consultant working in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Technical services

Fisher Productions

34 Kings Haugh, Prestonfield Park, Edinburgh EH16 5UY

0131 661 8880

TECHNICAL and management services, supplying lighting, stage sets, sound, audio-visual and event design. Branches also in London and the Middle East.


Fringe Success Secrets

INSIDERS offer tips on marketing and budgets for a successful run on the Edinburgh Fringe.


Great Leap Forward

22 East Claremont Street Edinburgh, EH7 4JP

0131 623 5307

INTERNATIONAL and UK tour booking and management company.

Equipment supplies

Hands On Production Services

79 Loanbank Quadrant Govan Glasgow G51 3HZ

0141 440 2005 email:

EQUIPMENT and know-how supplier to the film, television, theatre and event industries. Its stock of equipment includes trussing, staging, props, drapes, sound and light equipment. It is the only active fully-licensed armoury and special effects company in Scotland.


The Laughing Audience

THE late Paul Iles's theatre management consusltancy.

Production services

Lighting Motif

370 MBE, 111 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1QX

020 3286 3276

PRODUCTION and promotion management in theatre, project management in international events/educational workshop to stage design/lighting design, and interpreting.


Marta Mackova


07891 531 921

ANIMATOR and illustrator whose theatre work includes Roadkill for Cora Bissett.


Madeira Films


07905 372 244

SHOOTING from scratch and editing from existing film to create a showree for actors.l


MRW Lighting

SUPPLIER of lighting rigs and design services in Glasgow and Edinburgh.


My Show Reel

TAS Suite3 Drummond House, 6 Scott Street, Perth PH1 5EJ

01738 245126

PROFESSIONAL showreels for performers.

Technical services

Northern Light

Assembly Street, Edinburgh EH6 7RG

0131 622 9100

Supplying sound, lighting, audio-visual and stage systems for over 40 years.

Theatre consultants

Paul Covell Consultants

16 Fonab Crescent, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5SQ

033 33 20 80 22

THEATRE consultancy and architectural lighting design practice with experience working on many UK and Scottish theatre building/refurbishment projects, including the Traverse, Edinburgh, Byre, St Andrews, an Lanntair Stornoway, Dundee Rep and Howden Park Centre, Livingston, as well as several feasibility studies. 

Technical services


4F2, 19 Bruntsfield Avenue, Edinburgh EH10 4EN

07950 376 605

PRODUCTION company providing lighting design and electrics, production and technical management to theatre, dance, conferences and events. From a single technician to a full production department.

Acting workshops

The Raw Talent Company

Mitchell House, 5 Mitchell Street , Edinburgh EH6 7BD

0131 220 8304

WORKSHOPS and courses for actors at a ll stages in their careers. The company is also working on a proposal to establish an Actors Cetntre Scotland.

Press and promotion

Scary Biscuits Promotions


0131 557 5918

MARKETING and admin for musicians, artists, writers, directors and performers.

Technical services


74 Hydepark Street, Glasgow G3 8BW

0141 248 8330

CUSTOM-built props and sets, equipment rental and set hire. Involved in the rennovation of the Cottier Theatre.

Lighting design

Nich Smith


LIGHTING design and consultancy. Work for Cryptic and archetectural clents.

Equipment supplies

Sound System Design

Unit D, 51 Brunswick Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5PD

0131 661 0022 email:

PROFESSIONAL equipment hire.


Southpaw Creative Management

4 Clayton Terrace, Glasgow G31 2JA

0141 550 1588

OFFERING project management and business management across the arts.

Special effects

Tailored Air

24/26 Kirkoswald Road, Maybole,South Ayrshire KA19 7DX


SPECIAL effects, such as flames, lasers, water and fragrance, from a company with an international track record.


Tods Murray Lawyers

Edinburgh Quay, 133 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9AG; 33 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 6NL

0131 656 2000

LEGAL firm with a particular interest in the media.



07590 711 217

VISUAL art and theatre producers encouraging cross-artform work.


Universal Arts

18 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4QW

0131 478 0195

TOMEK Borkowy and Laura Mackenzie Stuart are performing arts promoters, producers, agents and arts related consultants. They also run Hill Street venue during the Edinburgh Fringe.

Workshop leaders


Dedicated to putting Scottish artists centre stage. Maintains a database of workshop leaders.

Voice coach

Vocal Coach Scotland

5b Knowlea Place, Perth PH2 0HG

01738 565003

PRIVATE tuition in public speaking and voice production for the stage by drama teacher Ian Brown.

Voice coach

Words in Action

Main Wing Duntrune House Duntrune Dundee DD4 0PJ

01382 350239

VOICE training for public speaking with Olwyn Jack.

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