Shazam Theatre Company SCIO was founded in 2014 as a charity that delivers professional community-based drama tuition. Our aim is to promote, facilitate and encourage arts in the local community. During Shazam sessions emphasis is directed towards personal development, as a performer and individual. We aim to create a fun way for young people who have a passion for drama to socialise and forge new friendships while building their confidence. We believe that the social aspect of our classes are just as important as the drama skills that we teach.
We strive to give young people an opportunity to participate in the arts in a variety of different ways and to make the arts more accessible. We welcome people with any level of experience and don’t audition new members.
The unique cornerstone of Shazam is that we listen to our members and the voices of our young people influence the direction of the groups.
Our weekly classes are held at Rosemount Community Centre, and our mini-bus provides a free shuttle service for all our groups, collecting the young people from the city centre and transporting them straight to our rehearsal venue. We also use our mini-bus to transport the groups to local activities and to national theatre events.
Shazam's award winning team are quickly building a reputation as innovators in community arts and are excited have been recognised on a local and national level for their contributions.
ACE Award for Outstanding Achievement - Scottish Community Drama Association Festival (North) 2019
Castlegate Trophy for Best Stage Presentation - Scottish Community Drama Association Festival (North) 2019
Spirit of the Community Awards 2017
Celebrate Aberdeen Awards 2018
Aberdeen Business Awards 2018
ACVO Awards 2017
Scottish Charity Awards 2016
Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2016
Scots on Stage Awards 2016