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Join A Youth Theatre: Youth Theatre Open Days

There has never been a better time to join a youth theatre!  Groups all around the country are taking on new members and many have open days where you can get a taste of what it is like to be a youth theatre member. If a youth theatre in your locality isn't mentioned here, check out the Find A Youth Theatre page. You can also find out more about the experience of being a youth theatre member.

Free Radicals Youth Theatre (Tralee, Co. Kerry) are offering a taster workshop on Saturday 27th September from 4pm - 7pm. All welcome!
The venue is Siamsa Tíre. Membership is open to those aged 15 - 20.
For more information, contact Fran or Catríona on 066-7123055 or by email. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Boolabus Youth Theatre (Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin) are beginning their new term on Saturday 20th September.
Workshop from 12pm - 2pm. Age 14yrs to 18yrs
Drama facilitator is Jed Murray
Venue: Boylan Centre, Sussex Street, Dun Laoghaire
For more information, contact Lorraine on 01- 2844085 or by email.
New Members Welcome!

WACT (Wexford Artists Community Theatre) Youth Theatre are holding registration evenings for new and current members. Those interested will get to chat to existing members and experiene a youth theatre workshop.
New Ross: Thursday 4th September, 3pm - 5pm, St. Michael's Theatre
Enniscorthy: Tuesday 9th September, 5pm - 8pm, The Presentation Centre
Wexford Town: Friday 12th September, 5pm - 8pm, Studio 1, Drinagh, (Beside McDonalds)
Visit the WACT Youth Theatre Facebook Page

Cabinteely Youth Theatre (Dublin) are having an Open Day, including a drama workshop, on Friday 5th September from 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Venue: St. Angela's Hall, Cabinteely Community School
Open to all young people of secondary school going age.
For more information, contact Fiona Lester on 087-2399467

Carlow Youth Theatre are welcoming new members. 
To register, go to the CRYS Building, Montgomery House, Athy Road and fill out a membership form. Registration opens 1st September.
Workshops start Monday 15th September. Workshop Times: 11-14 yrs from 5.30pm to 7pm and 15-19 yrs from 7.30 to 9.30pm
The youth theatre is delighted to be holding workshops in their new venue, The Town Hall Theatre Space
For more information, email Carlow Youth Theatre. Visit their Facebook Page.

Dublin Youth Theatre are holding their annual Open Day on Saturday 20th September from 11am - 4pm in DYT House, 23 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1
At the Open Day, young people attending will be asked to fill in an application form and then will be invited to attend a workshop audition.
Membership is open to those aged 14 - 22
Visit the Dublin Youth Theatre website to find out more.

M.A.D Youth Theatre (Dundalk) will be holding their Open Days on 9th September and 12th September at 5.30pm.
Open to all young people aged 12 to 21 with an interest in drama.
Venue: Coffee Room, Unit 1-2 Northlink Business Park, Coes Road (Bypass), Dundalk
For more details, send them an email or visit their Facebook page.

Limerick Youth Theatre will soon be holding auditions for 16 - 23 year olds
Open auditions take place on Saturday 4th October at 11am
Venue: LYT, The Basement, 73 O'Connell Street, Limerick
Auditions for LYT's Transition Youth Theatre Project will take place next February.
For more information and application forms for both these opportunities, phone 061-311100, send LYT an email or visit their website.

Griese Youth Theatre (Ballitore, Co. Kildare), celebrated their 15th birthday recently, and they are holding an enrollment day for new and current members on Thursday 4th September from 3pm - 7pm.
Venue: Meeting House, Ballitore
Membership of the youth theatre is open to those who are in second year in secondary school or older. There is also a pre-youth theatre group for those in first year.
For more information, contact Leish Burke on 087-7528398 or by email.
Find out more about Griese Youth Theatre by visiting their Facebook page.

Roscommon County Youth Theatre, now in its 14th year is back in full swing this autumn with a fun packed exciting programme for budding actors 14+. +. Workshops re commence October 4th with an Open Day at 10.30am for current & new members to sign up for the year. For further information contact Catherine Sheridan on or 086 874 7024 or Ruadhan Mew on 0872874779.

Find out more about Roscommon County Youth Theatre by visiting their website.

Clare Youth Theatre is having an Open Day on Sept 20th.
If you are in secondary school and have an interest in theatre, writing, lighting, design, acting or directing come along to meet some like minded teens. If interested you can reserve a place through Glor at 065 6843103

Find out more about Clare Youth Theatre through their Facebook page. 

Complex Youth Theatre (Dublin 7) are holding two workshop auditions on Saturday 11th October at 11am and 1pm.
They are taking place at CYT, 51 Benburb Street, Dublin 7 (opposite Museum Luas stop).
Booking is essential. You can download an application form by visiting their website:
For more details, phone 01-5446922 or send Complex Youth Theatre an email.

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8 - 11 October

Dublin Youth Theatre - Spring Awakening

DYT is delighted once again to be presenting work as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. They will present Wedekinds Spring Awakening at Axis Arts Centre Ballymun October 8th to 11th 2014.

Spring Awakening is a fearless portrayal of the lives of young people growing up in a repressive society. It is a play about discovery, desire and the loss of innocence. Teenage friends share their insecurities and deepest fears. Children strive to make their parents proud at all costs. Young men and women, curious and confused by unfamiliar impulses, make rash decisions – with heart-breaking consequences.

Though written at the end of the 19th century, this classic of European drama still resonates today. It casts a light on some of our own society’s enduring taboos, and navigates the difficult and often distressing journey through adolescent sexuality. Following their thoughtful and touching production of I’ve to Mind Her in 2013, Dublin Youth Theatre return to the festival a fresh take on Wedekind’s lyrical text.

With a cast of 14 young people and 4 adult alumni of DYT Spring Awakening is directed by Hungarian Director Gyuri Vidovszky.

Contains material that some may find disturbing.

Preview: Wed Oct 8, 7.30pm
Dates: Thurs Oct 9 & Fri Oct 10, 7.30pm Sat Oct 11, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tickets: €15 Duration: Approx. 80 mins. No interval.

Talking Theatre: 10 Oct, post-show discussion with members of the company

8 - 11 October
Phone: 01-8832100 or book online through the axis Box Office:
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26 September - 18 October 2014

Cabinteely Youth Theatre seeks Youth Theatres for Festival

Cabinteely Youth Theatre are looking for youth theatre/youth drama groups to bring a devised performance to the Cabinteely Youth Theatre Festival on Saturday 22nd November in Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Monkstown. Performances should be no longer than 30 minutes.

If you are interested, contact Fiona Lester by 18 October on 087-2399467 or by email.

In other Cabinteely Youth Theatre news, they are very much looking forward to performing a new play written by Mark Richardson, especially for the group, in April 2015.

26 September - 18 October 2014
25 - 26 October

Cork Festival of Youth Theatres

Lightbulb Youth Theatre (Mallow) are delighted to be hosting the Cork Festival of Youth Theatres.

The festival is a celebration of Cork Youth: Past and Present. Local Cork playwright Raymond Scannell has written a short piece of text in response to this theme which participating groups will have an opportunity to perform at the festival. They will have three visiting facilitators giving theatre skills workshops to participants. On Saturday evening there will be a performance by Snatch Comedy Improv group. On Sunday participants will be involved in a number of social activities in the morning as well as having a chance to rehearse their group's version of the Received Text on the stage of the Aemilian Theatre. In the afternoon each group will perform their pieces for the assembled festival participants.

The event will involve over 70 people including participants, leaders and staff.

Visiting Youth theatres are: Physically Phishy (Cork City), Footlights Youth Theatre (Blarney) and Glengarriff Youth Theatre.

Visiting Facilitators are: Anna Galligan, Rónán Mac Raois and Inma Pavon.

The festival is organised with the support of Cork City Council Arts Office.

25 - 26 October
28 - 30 October

Griese Youth Theatre - Seeking the Puca Festival

Griese Youth Theatre are getting into the Halloweeen spirit with October Festival Seeking the Puca. It is taking place October 28th, 29th and 30th.

It will feature two days of theatre workshops with Jed Murray and Dee Burke exploring our relationship with ancient Irish superstition. The Puca is one of Ireland's most famous and sinister mythological creatures. No-one really knows what it looks like. It's a shapeshifter and it's appearance varies according to the situation and people involved. These workshops will explore this myth while looking at present day superstitions.

They will take place in the Meeting House, Ballitore from 11-5pm on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th of October. Participation is open to GYT and non-GYT members aged 14 and over. Total cost is 25 euro.

28 - 30 October
Meeting House, Ballitore, Co. Kildare
Contact Leish Burke for details 0877528398.

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