Engaged, educated and empowered generations through the arts.
Our mission is to use the arts to inspire and encourage social awareness and responsibility.
Baldy Bane was started way back in 1991 and has toured all over Scotland ever since. We have been lucky enough to work with a broad range of partners including The Scottish Government, NHS, Police Scotland, Zero Tolerance, Road Safety Scotland and many more.
Over the years we have developed dramas in collaboration with supporting organisations on issues such as bullying, gender based violence, knife crime, road safety, bogus calling, abuse in teenage relationships and internet safety among many others.
As well as providing hard hitting issue based dramas, we also tour an annual pantomime production to primary schools. Coming up in December 2017 and January 2018 is “Ailsa’s Magic Amulet”. Click here for more information.
Additionally, we facilitate training and workshops through the tool of role-play and forum theatre. This can be in any setting from schools and workplaces to colleges and conferences.
In 2015, Baldy Bane received charitable status and we are embracing this new opportunity by continuing to provide compelling theatre in education productions while also focusing on developing some new dramas. Our board of directors come from a varied background bringing a diverse range of skills and expertise to help us continue to develop Baldy Bane for the future.
We recently celebrated our 25th anniversary and what a great 25 years it has been!
- Baldy Bane is an accredited Living Wage Employer!
- “Better Late Than Dead On Time” has received some excellent feedback from community groups across Scotland. Here are some of the comments sent to us by Prestwick Youth Club:
“ It was so good. It was inspiring… Thank you ”
“ I thought it was really good. Now I know how to stay safe on the road ”
“ Great show. Changed my opinion when it comes to road safety “
“ I really enjoyed it and I will be more road aware “
“ I thought it was really good and it helped my awareness "
- The Journey, comissioned by Road Safety Scotland, is currently touring and will be visiting P6 audiences across Scotland until May 2017. Keep a look-out for photos of the teams in action on our Facebook and Twitter.
- A tour of “Crush" and "Gold Stars and Dragon Marks” is taking place in Glasgow over the next few months. The schedule is currently fully booked however there are plans of touring again in the Autumn. If you would like more information about the projects or would like to enquire about securing a date in the Autumn tour, contact Lynsey.
- Pantomime 2017 - We’re already working hard on our 2017 pantomime production of Ailsa’s Magic Amulet. The schedule is starting to fill up so don’t miss your chance to see this incredible show. For more information, contact us.
- Our Panto Team received some lovely artwork from the pupils at Renton Primary School to thank them for the performance. You can check out their lovely drawings here.
- The Summer/Autumn 2016 Tour of “The Nine Lives of Roddy Hogg” and “Friends Disunited” received a great response. Make sure you check out our Facebook and Twitter via the buttons below to see photos of the teams while they were on tour.
- “Friends Disunited” played at The Corn Exchange as part of the Edinburgh Young Driver Event.
- Baldy Bane Theatre Company is delighted to announce that we have been comissioned by
Road Safety Scotland to provide their Theatre in Education programme from Summer 2016. We will be touring annually all over Scotland with four plays on a range of road safety related topics such as young/new drivers and road safety for pupils transitioning from Primary to Secondary school. Click here for more information.
- "The Kamikaze” by Mark MacNicol toured to a wonderful response in Spring 2016. For more information, or to enquire about the project or the 2017 tour, contact us. St Joseph’s Academy in East Ayrshire had this to say after their recent performance:
On behalf of the pupils and staff of St Joseph’s Academy, I would like to thank you for another superb performance on Tuesday.
Joe, Rowan and Matt are fabulous actors and the parts they played really hit home with our pupils. They were also very courteous, obliging and professional in their approach to setting up, delivering the workshops and clearing up afterwards.
We hope to see them back next year!
- Early 2016 saw another tour of "Crush" and "Gold Stars & Dragon Marks” hit the road. We were immensly proud of our team of dedicated actors who worked very hard and approached a range of sensitive issues with respect and compassion for the young audiences. After receiving a performance of “Crush”, John Paul Academy in Glasgow had this to say:
As always, the cast were superb in every way and the pupils were
both entertained and educated on a very important, and perhaps
more relevant than ever, topic.
We are so grateful to have been afforded this opportunity.
- Baldy Bane performed at the 'Choices for Life' event in association with Police Scotland. 'Choices for Life’ is a Police Scotland innovative diversionary and educational initiative aimed at raising awareness amongst young people aged 11-18, about the dangers of misuse in relation to smoking, alcohol and drugs as well as online safety and advice on how to deal with negative peer pressure.
- One Foot in the Door has enjoyed a fantastic response from venues across Scotland.