The Idea

The Workers Theatre is a new project to create a co-operatively owned and managed theatre in Scotland. We’re launching with residencies, collaborations and pop-up events, working towards opening a new venue. Our work will be guided by our Manifesto for a Workers Theatre, and will always be run on democratic co-operative principles. For now, you can find out more about who we are and what we’re doing, hear how you can contribute, and help us dream up a better theatre.

We launched in February 2017 with a hugely successful crowdfunded residency project: MEGAPHONE, supporting artists of colour in Scotland. That summer we held a storming launch weekender at the Glad Café, Glasgow, which shared the residency work in a wider programme of accessible and exciting art.

We are currently working a project to open a new studio theatre within the next three years. Meanwhile, we have just announced the first details of our second festival, Something Has To Happen, coming to the Southside of Glasgow in February 2020!