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Village Pub Theatre

Village Pub Theatre (VPT) is a new writing theatre company based in a pub in Leith, Edinburgh. They present fresh, innovative and provocative new plays from some of Scotland's top playwrighting talent and create sociable, energetic events for our audiences.

Village Pub Theatre is known for creating monthly evenings of short plays, presented fast, raw and script in hand in their Leith home. Their events are usually set to a theme and are usually supplemented by homebaking and a great atmosphere.

Since their formation in June 2012 VPT have collaborated with some of Scotland's leading cultural organisations including National Theatre Scotland, Traverse Theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Glasgay!, Coastword, Creative Carbon Scotland and LGBT History Month. They have presented plays in pubs, café's, theatres, libraries and streamed live around the globe.

The core of Village Pub Theatre is a diverse community of playwrights whose work the company is committed to presenting and nurturing through prioritising artistic freedom and championing innovation and experimentation in playwriting.

Our work

In its first year the company produced over 50 plays by 26 playwrights including work from our core group of playwrights and guest writers including some of the most exciting voices in Scottish theatre. They often write to a monthly theme such as their annual Halloween special or the more unusual titles such as Parent's Evening, Erotica or Empires. 

The Village Pub Theatre launched 'Tweet Plays', in March 2013 - a whole play in 140 characters submitted via Twitter and performed in the pub. The project resulted in the creation of some 170+ Twitter plays shared with us and performed in the pub. There were also live performances of the Tweet Plays on Radio Scotland's Culture Show. In October and November 2013 The Village Pub Theatre worked with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company to present Tweet Plays inspired by the shows in the Lyceum season and 70 tweet plays were performed on the Lyceum stage. You can view the tweet plays here.

How to get involved

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