Theatre Without Walls


Royal Conservatoire of Scotland





studio three sixty have been working with the fair access students at Glasgow Conservatoire to deliver a course inspiring the students to create their own imaginary pop up performance venue for their individual communities.  

Delivered over a series of virtual workshops studio three sixty guided the students through the design process from initially finding an area within their community to site their space to creating moodboards to designing their own community space.  Students were encouraged to find their own individual ways to express their ideas – through collage, drawing, photography, found media – and we worked with them to develop their critical thinking and look for inspiration in the world around them. 

We designed an interactive sketchbook which was available to each student to support the online learning of the course.  By the end of the project they had all designed their own venue and created a portfolio of work and ideas which they could then use to take the next step into a more formal educational or vocational setting.

Covid-19 has shone a light on the importance of local community and the value of the arts to unite and inspire.  This project was designed to inspire young people to take ownership over their community spaces.  

Sharing our love of design and placemaking within local communities we hope to inspire the next generation of designers.  

The Fair Access Scheme  is for Scottish residents living at postcodes that are identified as being within the top 20% on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) list. They work with students who can show talent and passion in either music, dance, drama, production and film but are unsure of the next steps.