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BOP Young Artists (Digital)

BOP Young Artists is an artist development opportunity aimed at young disabled people who have experienced barriers in taking part in other artist development opportunities due to an impairment and the barriers they experience.

Make It Accessible

ARTISTS MAKING ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCE: A WORKING GROUP Next meeting: Thursday 28 May, 2pm – 4pm – see below for details ABOUT Are you interested in making accessible theatre? Can we help? This is a difficult time for everyone, but we want to use this moment to think about what we want the future of Scottish […]

Creative Scotland Bursary: Support for disabled artists

If you are a disabled person who works in the creative industries in Scotland, and you have lost out on work due to the Covid-19 outbreak, then you may well be eligible for one of the three new funding programmes from Creative Scotland: The Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund; The Screen Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund; […]

Virtual Cuppa

These are very strange and unfamiliar times for everyone – as Scotland’s disability-led theatre company, we’re really aware of our role in supporting disabled artists and our colleagues in the theatre sector to stay safe and supported as we go through this together. So we would like to invite you to a weekly online meeting […]

Designer Wanted for New BOP Production

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company is seeking a Designer for its next production that will tour Scotland autumn 2020.

BOP turns 25 – December: Robert Softley Gale

  BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we have been in conversation with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is. Robert is Artistic Director of Birds of Paradise. Robert is an established figure in the Scottish arts scene, with over ten years of experience […]

BOP turns 25: November – Johnny McKnight

BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we have been in conversation with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is. Johnny McKnight trained at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He works as a writer, director, performer and educator. His work has taken him throughout Scotland, London, […]

BOP turns 25 – October: Liz Gardiner

BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we have been in conversation with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is. Liz Gardiner is a Doctoral Researcher, artist, teacher and free-lance consultant specialising in cultural planning. As executive director of the cultural social enterprise charity, Fablevision, […]

BOP turns 25 – September: Liam Sinclair

BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we have been in conversation with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is. In October 2016 Liam took up post with the University of St Andrews as Artistic Director of the Byre Theatre. Prior to this he held […]

25th Anniversary Revue

Wednesday 31st October, 8pm – 11pm   Join BOP and friends at our 25th Anniversary Revue to celebrate 25 years of the company and to raise money for our young artist’s development work. We have had a fantastical year and want to have a get together with all our friends and supporters to celebrate the […]

BOP turns 25 – August: Alasdair Gray

BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we have been in conversation with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is. Alasdair Gray is one of Scotland’s most prolific and iconic creatives. As an author he has written book, plays and poetry – his totemic novel […]

BOP turns 25 – July: Tina McGeever

BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we have been in conversation with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is. Tina McGeever was an Arts Development Officer for Strathclyde and South Lanarkshire Authorities, before she became involved in Birds of Paradise, directing Working Legs (1998), […]