Mermaids Performing Arts Fund is your route to all things theatre in St Andrews. Unlike a society, Mermaids is a subcommittee of the St Andrews Students’ Association meaning that if you’re a student, you’re in. No fee.
Now, what does that actually mean for you? If you have an idea for a performance, Mermaids is there to help your creative visions become a reality. We serve to fund financially viable proposals for theatre and performance in St Andrews, putting on over thirty shows each year: dramas, musicals, comedies, Shakespeare, as well as showcasing plenty of student writing. As well as theatre in St Andrews, we send a number of shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year.
We also provide a programme of workshops throughout the year allowing people to develop skills from directing to acting; stage-managing to make-up. If it’s related to theatre we will run a workshop on it at some point.
Our affiliated societies allow for opportunities outside straight theatre: whether it is comedy, musical theatre, creative writing or something else, there will be an opportunity for you to try your hand at it in St Andrews.
Learn about our three main venues: The Byre, The Barron (at the Byre), and the StAge.
Read through important documents including our constitution and sexual misconduct policy.