Gaelic Drama Summer School

Gaelic Drama Summer School Review
Fèisean nan Gàidheal is reviewing the format of our Gaelic Drama Summer School to ensure it meets the needs of the young people who wish to take part. We would be much obliged if teenagers (previous or potential participants) and/or their parents, would take the time to fill in the following questionnaire:

Gaelic Drama Summer School 2017
The dates for the Gaelic Drama Summer School in 2017 and a link to the initial application form will be published here shortly.

To  receive news of the dates once confirmed contact Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Drama Officer Angus Macleod  by e-mail on or phone 01463 225 559.

What is the Gaelic Drama Summer School?
Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Gaelic Drama Summer School provides an excellent platform for teenagers with Gaelic interested in developing acting skills for stage and screen.

The School is residential and will be held in Portree during the school summer holidays. Participants will receive tuition in a wide variety of drama skills and have lots of fun in the process.

No previous drama or acting experience is necessary to apply.

What age do I have to be to apply?
The School is aimed at Gaelic speakers aged between 14 and 18 but 13 year olds are welcome to apply and have been granted places in previous years.

The Classes
Participants will receive training in a wide range of skills, including acting, voice, movement, creative skills and general stagecraft from a great line-up of actors and other members of the Gaelic Arts community. Drama pieces will be prepared and performed at the end of the fortnight.

Participants are usually accommodated at the Portree High School Hostel, with breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. A team of supervisors will be on-hand at all times.

The participants’ skills will be showcased at the end of the Summer School with at least one public performance.

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Film making

Film making is also a regular feature of the Sgoil Shamhraidh Dhràma. In addition to a stage performance, participants also get the opportunity to develop and produce a short Gaelic film for FilmGMG ALBA’s Gaelic short film competition.  The opportunity to make short films is possible through the equipment provided by FilmG.

An archive of the short films submitted to the FilmG competition is available here:
Sgoil Shamhraidh Dhràma Shorts

An Sgoil Shamhraidh Dhràma is funded by Bòrd na GàidhligHighlands and Islands EnterpriseCreative Scotland and the Highland Council.



Creative Scotland The Scottish Government Highlands and Islands Enterprise Bòrd na Gaidhlig Highland Council Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Argyll & Bute Council