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“As a writer, as well as an audience member, I think without Borderline my life and prospects would be so much the poorer. Borderline produces the best of contemporary and consistently popular work. Accessible, thought-provoking and entertaining – never merely populist. And takes seriously the lives, dreams and concerns of its audience as it takes its product on the road and touches parts other companies cannot, or cannot be bothered, reaching.” // Liz Lochhead, Scottish poet and playwright

Borderline Theatre Company was established in 1974 and has become the longest-running touring theatre company in Scotland. Over these 49 years we have presented over 130 productions to audiences of over one million people, across all of Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities and beyond. We are based at the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr but tour to theatres and venues in cities, towns and villages to reach Scotland’s disparate population.

Borderline delivers accessible, entertaining and thoughtful theatreWe are passionate about developing new audience and enabling people who feel excluded from attending the theatre to experience our exceptional art-form. 

Our artistic policy of ‘entertainment with substance‘ consists of two strands:

  • Showcasing innovative new writing for the stage, having commissioned over 45 new plays since 1974
  • Re-imagined revivals of Scottish plays that have only been produced once to limited audiences in the Central Belt or elsewhere.

We tour our shows extensively across Scotland: from rural village halls to The Kings Theatre in Edinburgh, from Wick to Wigtown.

Our audiences of one million plus have been entertained by a veritable who’s who of Scottish talent. Alan Cumming, Robbie Coltrane, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly, Gerard Kelly, Gregor Fisher, Elaine C. Smith, Bill Patterson, Phyllis Logan, Andy Gray, Maureen Beattie and Alex Norton are just the start of an illustrious roll-call from the Borderline archive of past productions.

“If Borderline did not exist, the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Parliament would be trying to invent a similar company to deliver everything that it delivers.” – John Scott, former MSP

Board(erline) Members

Jeremy Wyatt (Chair)
Rishaad Ait El Moudden
Robin Jackson
Graham Peterkin
Dave Shea
Ian Welsh OBE

If you are interested in joining the Board of Borderline Theatre and becoming a Trustee, please contact Jeremy Wyatt: jeremy.wyatt@ayrgaiety.co.uk 

Borderline Theatre Company
c/o Gaiety Theatre
Carrick Street

Tel: 01292 288235 (option 7)
Email: enquiries@borderlinetheatre.co.uk

Registered Company No: SC064588
Scottish Registered Charity Number: SC000564