Welcome to The Occasion

The Occasion exists to create live theatre that will entertain, challenge, surprise and – above all else – excite audiences.

In these challenging times we have, regrettably, had to cancel all plans for live performances and workshops.

We have adapted as much of our work, as possible, to be presented online. We remain optimistic that this situation will be resolved soon and that we will be able, once again, to present work live. We very much look forward to that time.

In the meantime, we are enormously grateful for your continued support

If you would like to make a donation to the company please click on our Donate button – all contributions are very much appreciated in this difficult period.

The Southside Group

The Southside Group is an exciting initiative designed to increase opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to become involved in theatre.

Open to everyone aged 16+, no previous drama experience is necessary! Just a desire to have fun, create, play, explore and meet new people.

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If you, or someone you know, would like to join The Southside Group, please contact Pete or Catherine via info@theoccasiontheatre.com

Following recent awards from Creative Scotland and The Hugh Fraser Foundation the company are now working on The Peabody Chronicles – the complete story. For more information on this, and to see the company in action, please head to The Southside Group page.

This Fire – new performances for a new world.

This Fire, a programme of five original research and development projects was produced from August to October 2020 in direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Working with an exciting selection of national and international artists, This Fire explores themes of isolation, communication and inevitably, mis-communication; tales of trauma, unease and joy in these strange and altered days.

The project culminated in the production of five short, digitally produced works that feature theatre, dance, movement, photography and music. All the works have the potential to be developed into full-length live performances in the future.

For further details and to watch all five films please please click here.

This Fire has been made possible through the support of Creative Scotland.

The Occasion gratefully acknowledges support from Creative Scotland; Foundation Scotland; Glasgow Life; The Hugh Fraser Foundation; The Lady Neville Charitable Trust.

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