Out of the Darkness Theatre Company (ODTC) is an educational theatre company located in Elgin, Scotland, who create and perform an inclusive and engaging programme of theatre and training.

Established in 1992, we are committed to providing opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to be involved in theatre. Through doing so we aim to combat social exclusion by demonstrating through all activities that the diversity which inclusion brings contributes to development, increases creativity and innovation, heightens awareness and promotes understanding.

We have continued to develop to meet the demands of our members and the wider community, harnessing the wealth of talent and skills available to create and deliver award-winning services and projects. Since 2004 we have been an approved centre for SVQ training awards and in 2012 began delivering the hugely successful NC Acting & Theatre Performance in collaboration with Moray College UHI.

ODTC is a registered charity and social enterprise.


kevin mckidd patron of ODTC“Out of the Darkness Theatre Company devise and produce their own special form of theatre – one that can speak to all. The work is of a professional standard and the heart and soul they put into it makes it a truly magical experience. To witness it leaves you with something special and unforgettable. I’m very proud to be its patron.”
– Kevin McKidd, patron of ODTC