LOCAL theatre company Capall Dorcha has created a free week-long workshop as part ofthe Year of Young People celebrations taking place throughout Scotland.

This year is the organisation’s fourth professional development workshop that has been designed exclusively with the organisation’s youth board.

As part of the week-long workshop, the theatre company has toured 24 schools across North Ayrshire and Arran allowing over 700 young people to take part in theatre arts and provide a taster workshop before attending the week-long event in Ardrossan during the October holidays.

The youth board made up of young people from the region and incorporates their parents allowed the young people to decide what skills they would like to learn.

This year participants will work with a stunt coordinator, scriptwriter, physical theatre practitioner while creating their theatre production that will be shared at the end of the week at the Harbour Arts Centre.

The workshop will take place mainly in the Ardrossan Civic Centre from October 15-19 and in the Harbour Arts Centre from October 20-21 with places available on a first come basis.

Capall Dorcha’s CEO Barry Robertson said: “This workshop is the biggest to date in that we will visit 24 schools across North Ayrshire and Arran.

“For us, this workshop is important for us as for many in the area this will be their first-time taking part in a theatre workshop and thanks to our funders we are enabling young people to take part in the week-long event and a taster session in schools.

“In total, we aim to support 800 young people taking part in theatre arts and we aim to expand this work after the workshop through Capall Dorcha Ensemble our community outreach classes based in Ardrossan.

“This opportunity through funding from Cashback for Creativity, The Big Lottery and North Ayrshire Council allow all young people the chance to take part.”

Those wishing to take part who are in Primary 5-S6 can register online at capalldorcha.com or phone 01294 475648.