PACE Theatre Company

PACE Theatre Company was formed in 1988 and is a registered charity and non-profit making company based in Paisley, Scotland.

PACE is compromised of four main components:- a professional theatre production and theatre-in-education company; PACE Youth Theatre - the largest youth theatre in the UK with over 2,000 members; PACE Casting - a casting agency which represents youth theatre members; and PACE Media Productions - a media production company specialising in educational and dramatic video productions.

PACE has grown to become one of the largest companies of its type in the UK and employs over 50 actors, drama workers, technical and administrative staff every year, including a full time staff of 18. PACE has worked with over 250,000 young people since its inception, including over 20,000 who have become members of PACE Youth Theatre. PACE runs over 1,750 youth theatre workshops every year and it's productions perform annually to audiences of over 200,000.

As a professional theatre company PACE is most well-known for producing Paisley's acclaimed annual pantomime. It has also performed many professional productions, such as Byrne's Slab Boys Trilogy; commisioned and written original work and created several spectacular large-scale performances, including Cradlesong, for Renfrew's 600 year anniversary.

TIE and peer education has been at the centre of PACE’s work since it’s inception in 1988. Our unique Participatory Performance Projects have toured thousands of schools, allowing primary school pupils to perform to their peers on issues such as bullying, drug awareness, healthy living and sectarianism. PACE have also been commissioned by clients such as Scotland Against Drugs, Drinkwise, Strathclyde Police and Fire Brigade, various local authorities and many others. Many of these projects have involved performances to school children of various ages by professional actors, along with participatory follow up workshops. The company has used theatre as a means of educating and training adults with commissioned plays for clients such as the NHS, STUC and the Scottish Government, at venues from the Borders to the Shetland Isles. The company is also known for providing the principal theatrical input to Strathclyde Police’s huge annual Choices for Life event, performing to over 50,000 P7 pupils every year through Scotland. PACE undertakes hundreds of community workshops each year in school, libraries and other venues, including drama workshops for those with disabilities.

You can find out more about all aspects of PACE using this website, or by calling us on 0845 130 5218.


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Connected mandy members:

Danny Holmes
Danny Holmes
Actor
2017, Snowhite, Prince Hector
Paisley Arts Centre
Robert Watson
2016, Sleeping Beauty, Prince Sebastian
Paisley Arts Centre
Rachel Kilpatrick
2015, Take A Drink, Jenna
Heather MacInnes
2015, StudentLife, Student
Rebecca Hamilton
Rebecca Hamilton
Set Designer
2015, Sleeping Beauty, Set Designer
Paisley Arts Centre
Heather MacInnes
2015, I Am Me, Jess Young
Schools and local venues around Scotland
Heather MacInnes
2015, I Am Me, Jess Young
Scott Afton
Scott Afton
Actor
2015, I Am Me, Bryan
Heather Pascal
2015, I Am Me, Katie
Zach Parsons
Zach Parsons
Actor
2015, Cut-Throat: The Isolation of Ambition, Elliot
St Vladimir Institute Theatre (Toronto Fringe 2015)
Andreea Hluscu
2015, Cut-Throat: The Isolation of Ambition, Maggie
Toronto Fringe Festival
Matthew McCarron
2014, Take a Drink, Paul
Pace Theatre Company
Neil McDowell Smith
Neil McDowell Smith
Lighting Designer
2014, Multiple, Lighting Designer/Operator
Wynd Auditorium
Rebecca Hamilton
Rebecca Hamilton
Set Designer
2014, Beauty and the Beast, Set Designer
Paisley Arts Centre
Chris Holmes
Chris Holmes
Production Manager
2014, Beauty & The Beast, Production Manager
Paisley Arts Centre
Chris Holmes
Chris Holmes
Production Manager
2014, All Productions, Production Manager/Technical Manager/CSM
Paisley
Natasha Jiggins
Natasha Jiggins
Prop Maker
2013, Mother Goose, Costume Maker
Alfie Wellcoat
2013, Look At Me, Mark Richardson
Ross Pringle
Ross Pringle
Technician
2012, Summer Season, Venue Technician
Heather Pascal
2012, Smoke Free Me, Tess/Nikki

PACE Theatre Company Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

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