Fest of Theatre for 2021

Aug 5 2020 | By More

EGTG calls Zoom meet to plan May event.

The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group is proposing a three day Festival of Theatre in May 2021 and is inviting all Edinburgh’s amateur and community theatre companies to join the planning.

Members of Edinburgh-based theatre groups interested in becoming involved in the project are invited to attend an initial online Zoom meeting on Wednesday 19 August, when EGTG will provide more details about the event and the companies will be able offer their input.

The Ross Bandstand where the proposed Festival of Theatre will take place.

EGTG says that it is “inviting ideas on inclusivity and sustainability for the event, benefits of participation, and levels of involvement for participating  groups and individuals.”

The amateur company has been presenting a programme of classic and contemporary theatre, improv and theatre skills training, since 1954. One of its stated aims is to encourage its members and audiences to reappraise the way they see the world.

In common with the rest of Edinburgh’s independent theatre community, EGTG has had to cancel all public performances in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Rather than write the whole year off, EGTG is proposing to use the time out of rehearsal to develop this project. It is asking for the collaboration of other community-led Edinburgh theatre groups.

It is proposed that the three-day event, showcasing the best of Edinburgh’s artistic theatrical talent, will run over the early May Bank Holiday next year at the Ross Theatre in Princes Street Gardens

If you are a member of one of Edinburgh’s many community theatre groups and are interested in hearing more about the project, as well as having your say, you can book your place at the table through Eventbrite.

The meeting will take place on Zoom, Wednesday 19 August at 7.30-8.30pm.

Register for the Zoom meeting here: www.eventbrite.co.uk


Initial Zoom planning meeting
Wednesday 19 August 2020, 7.30-8.30pm.
Eventbrite tickets: Book here.

Festival of Theatre
Ross Theatre, West Princes Street Gardens.
Sat 1 – Mon 3 May 2021

EGTG Website: https://theegtg.com
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