Artist Opportunities

Can we assist you with your development?

See the list of opportunities available below



  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. FREELANCE FRIDAYS

    Freelance Fridays throw open the doors of Lyth Arts Centre to local creatives and freelancers in Caithness for a day of communal working. Here’s how it works; simply drop in anytime you like from 10am on selected Fridays, with whatever work you’d like to get done. We’ll provide the desks, power, wi-fi, tea and coffee.

    This is an opportunity to meet like-minded creatives and freelancers in Caithness, bounce around your ideas, have a chat with the Lyth Arts Centre staff, or simply just break the monotony of working from home! This is very relaxed, and you can be as vocal or as quiet as you like. We’ll open the bar at 5pm too to celebrate your hard work! No need to book in advance, just turn up.

    Friday 22 March
    Friday 3 May 
    Friday 24 May
    Friday 21 June

  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. STARTERS

    Starters – the little treat at the start of the night to whet your appetite for the main course! This a new platform for performers and artists to share 10-15 minutes of work ahead of a main performance. A chance to gain experience, test work in front of an audience and get professional

    Selected performances only.

    Got an idea you want to test? Get in touch here. 

  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. SPACE

    We will provide up to 100 hours of free rehearsal space to selected local artists and performers throughout the year.

    Got a project you want to work on? Get in touch here.

  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. RESIDENCIES

    We provide residency space and time throughout the year for artists across disciplines. Previous recent residency artists include Robbie Synge, Scottish Dance Theatre, Rafiki Jazz and Magnetic North.

    LAC provides the perfect space for a creative retreat to develop work as an individual or group in a beautiful and unique part of the Highlands. Residencies include accommodation and access to the theatre and sometimes dedicated technical, marketing or dramaturgical support from our team.

    To find out more, please get in touch with Charlotte or see our latest news for specific call-outs and opportunities.


    Throughout the year, we have several workshops and professional development opportunities on offer – provided by internationally renowned artists and companies who are visiting Lyth Arts Centre, or specially commissioned experts. If you are a local artist or practitioner who would like to deliver a workshop at Lyth Arts Centre, please get in touch.

  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. CHAT

    If you have an exciting proposal for a new exhibition, or maybe a script you’d like to get on it’s feet, or even an idea for a new night of performance then please do come and have a chat with us! Tom, Charlotte and all the team at LAC are available to chat about ideas and advice – just get in touch!

  • Group 2 Created with Sketch. CAITHNESS YOUNG COMPANY

    Caithness Young Company is an innovative and introductory project offering in-depth training for aspiring performers, directors, technicians and writers into the world of professional theatre. Led by Lyth Arts Centre, the programme of activity and work created by the young people will form part of our annual programme at the arts centre.

    Caithness Young Company will be free to access plus transport support. Young people will learn new techniques and work in collaboration with some of the most exciting professional artists in LAC’s programme.

    For more information on how to get involved please check our website or email







Summer Workshops with Caithness Young Company!


Caithness Young Company are looking for young performers and theatre makers aged 12 to 19 to create a special performance for the Lyth Family Festival.

The show will be created by the cast as a promenade performance around the grounds of the Lyth Arts Centre over four days of rehearsals with our professional team. We are looking to create a team that will have innovative ideas for a family show. Over the four days you will learn new skills and how to devise and create new pieces of theatre.


Workshops: 10am to 4pm (Please bring a packed lunch)

Rehearsal Dates: Tuesday 6 August to Friday 9 August

Show Dates: Saturday 10  and Sunday 11 August with shows throughout the festival – 10am to 4pm.

Cost: Free


Please book your free place online below.


If you have any questions or queries please email

If you have difficulty travelling to the Lyth Arts Centre then get in touch – we might be able to help you.