A Wee Bit o’ Burns

‘But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white – then melts for ever…’ Toonspeak are often approached to take part in events and projects outwith our … Continued

Musical Set in the 80’s!

Work has started on Toonspeak show 2019! We are super excited to announce it’s going to be a musical set in the 80’s, and the response by all the groups this week has been amazing, everyone is really excited. It … Continued

Theatre Critics is BACK!

Watch professional theatre performances with a new perspective! Theatre Critics is an amazing way to develop skills in reviewing all types of theatre productions. Every Friday the group will meet at Toonspeak to learn critiquing skills with professional reviewer Gareth … Continued

Young Company Auditions Announced

Toonspeak Young Company. A group of 10 experienced, passionate young performers will be selected through audition process to work together regularly and intensively to create & perform new work led by Associate Artist Steven Leach. If you have lots of … Continued

Toonspeak Crimbo Cabaret 2018!

Live from Barmulloch. Christmas shows created, devised and performed by our weekly groups. Featuring the talents of: Toonheid Speaks! Toonspeak Tuesday Wee Ones Theatre Makers North West Theatre Makers North East Theatre Makers Barmulloch With our phenomenal compere Stan Rich   … Continued

Toonspeak Participating in #givingtuesday

#GivingTuesday takes place on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a day to give back and do good.   This year it falls on 27th November.   #GivingTuesday is powered by CAF (Charity Aid Foundation). Last … Continued

Toonspeak Young Company Open Day

OPEN DAY to learn more about Toonspeak Young Company kicking off January 2019! A group of 10 experienced, passionate young performers will be selected through audition process to work together regularly and intensively to create & perform new work led … Continued

Summer Show 2019 starts in JANUARY!

BIG NEWS! Toonspeak are changing things up in 2019 and starting development for the summer show in January. In our annual feedback day Toon In Speak Out (TISO) you said that you wanted more time to work on the show, … Continued

Young Leader Training Opportunity

Year 2 of partnership with Youth Theatre Arts Scotland (YTAS) and Ignite Theatre, you will be representing Toonspeak and working alongside four other youth theatres. Toonspeak is looking for three young people aged 14+ to take part in a residential training course to … Continued


Toonspeak’s Artistic Director, Rachel Aisling Smith has resigned after a period of ill health. Rachel worked with Toonspeak for six years and in the first three years as Creative Learning Director oversaw a shift-change in the company’s ways of working … Continued

Bronze Arts Award PASSED!

Today we had a moderator for Trinity College London at Toonspeak to assess our Bronze Arts Award participants work, and we are delighted to announce everyone passed! Congratulations! Declan Mundy Dominika Gresle Grace McLeish Holly Paterson Holly wood John Wilkie … Continued

Autumn/ Winter Term Workshops 2018

Our glorious summer is over, but don’t fret Toonspeak is back on soon and we have an exciting term ahead of us, we can’t wait to see you all again to get started! Each of our weekly workshops will get … Continued

TELT! Competition Time!

TELT! is Toonspeak’s brand new show for 2018 in association with Tron Theatre and world class director and creative lead of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Mark Murphy. To win tickets we’d like you to share a picture or a video … Continued

Send your selfie in #TELT!

Selfie Time! Can you find one of the posters for our upcoming show ‘TELT!’ – there are 30 all across the City! If you do take a selfie and send it to your favourite social media platform with the hashtag … Continued