Theatre making the invisible, visible

Tricky Hat Productions

Tricky Hat Productions a multi-arts performance company that makes theatre with and about people who live on the margins of our society.
  • We use a participatory approach, and devise our work.
  • We work with people to find a creative and credible voice through participation in high quality, collaborative, cross-arts events alongside high calibre artists.
  • Our artists work with participants using performance, film, music and movement to explore their real life stories, hopes and dreams.
  • Our creative outputs include live performance, sound installations and film.
  • We work in collaboration with organisations, artists and areas in Scotland and internationally.

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Fire Practice Programme Mentored Artists

Tricky Hat is delighted to announce our 5 Fire Practice Programme Mentored Artists. Each artist is being mentored by Tricky Hat Artistic Director, Fiona Miller; to become an Associate Director in the “Tricky Hat way”,...

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Flame Up! Edinburgh Performance

Flame Up! Summerhall, Edinburgh Saturday 25th February (4pm & 7pm) £6 / £4   The Flames are coming to Edinburgh.   The Flames will reignite in a striking and innovative mix of film, music and...

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Fire Practice Programme Call-out

We want to train an Associate Director in the “Tricky Hat way”, to widen our base of artists who can deliver Flames Guerilla sessions in the future. This is paid training that is about investing...

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As promised, another autumn announcement… the Glasgow Flames are coming back! 🔥👏🏼✨

We will be partnering with @cca_glasgow which is the venue for the show, with rehearsals being held in Renfield Centre on Bath Street. Find below the dates and how to get involved!

🔥Wednesday 9th October (11am - 1pm) - Info Session
🔥Wednesday 23rd October (11am - 4pm) - Rehearsal
🔥Wednesday 30th October (11am - 4pm) - Rehearsal
🔥Wednesday 6th November (11am - 4pm) - Rehearsal
🔥Wednesday 13th November (11am - 4pm) - Rehearsal
🔥Wednesday 20th November (11am - 4pm) - Rehearsal
🔥Friday 22nd November (10am - 5pm) - Rehearsal
🔥Saturday 23rd November (10am - 9.30pm) - Dress rehearsal & 2 performances at CCA

To register interest, please email:

We had so much fun with you all last time and would love to see some returning and new faces! Spread the word and see you there! 🔥🎉

📸: @stillmotionarts 
Partner: @cca_glasgow 
Funder: @creativescots
It’s officially summer now and we hope you are all having a lovely time whatever you’re doing! ☀️🌴


However, here at Tricky Hat we like to think ahead and so already have some exciting Autumn announcements!
The first is… the flames are coming to ABERDEEN!!! 👋🏼


This opportunity comes by popular demand for Aberdeen to have their own flames experience. We listened to you and couldn’t be more happier to be able to facilitate this and work alongside you talented Aberdonians! 

This will be held at The Music Hall and all the dates can be found below!

🔥Saturday 7th September (1pm- 2.30pm) - Info Session
🔥Friday 20th September (12pm - 4pm) - Rehearsal
🔥Saturday 21st September (11am - 3pm) - Rehearsal 
🔥Friday 27th September (12pm - 4pm) - Rehearsal 
🔥Saturday 28th September (11am - 3pm) - Rehearsal 
🔥Friday 4th October (11am - 5pm) - Rehearsal 
🔥Saturday 5th October (10am - 9.30pm) - Dress Rehearsal & 2 performances


To register interest, please email:

See you soon Aberdeen! ✨

📸: @stillmotionarts 
Partner - @aberdeenperformingarts 
Funder - @creativescots