11 October 2019

Bookings Now Open for “Which way from here? A Youth Theatre Symposium”

Bookings Now Open for “Which way from here? A Youth Theatre Symposium”

Join us at University College Cork on Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 November, for “Which way from here?” an expanded annual Youth Theatre Symposium and enjoy two jam-packed days of workshops, discussion and performances. This year’s expanded symposium duration also means more opportunities to catch-up and network with fellow youth theatre practitioners from all over the island of Ireland.

The Symposium
Which way from here? will explore current trends and practices in youth theatre and pose questions for the future. The programme will include the launch of CentreStage+20, staged extracts from Playshare 2020, practice-based workshops, presentations, structured discussions and networking opportunities. In addition, a symposium dinner will provide an opportunity to relax and socialise with friends and colleagues from the youth theatre sector. This is the youth theatre event of the year that welcomes young practitioners and seasoned veterans, so book your place early!

Participants can expect to:

  • Be the first to hear the findings of Centre Stage +20, Youth Theatre Ireland’s major research project which provides a detailed picture of current youth theatre activity in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Explore the research through a series of presentations and discussions.
  • Learn new skills and approaches through participation in specialist theatre workshops
  • Discover new writing for youth theatre through staged readings by young people
  • Network and socialise with organisations and individuals interested in youth theatre practice
  • Share practice and discuss key questions and themes with other participants
  • And more!

We are delighted to partner with the Department of Theatre, University College Cork and Theatre NI to present Which way from here?

The symposium is aimed broadly at those already engaged in youth theatre practice as well as participants with an interest in youth theatre from the theatre, education, youth work and community sectors. The symposium is open to adult practitioners aged 18+. Young people are welcome to attend the Playshare staged readings on Saturday 23rd November at the Granary Theatre.

Further programme details including the full workshop programme will be released soon. Watch this space!

Book your ticket on Eventbrite today by clicking here!

Tickets: €35 with dinner / €10 symposium only

A nominal charge of €10 is required to book. This includes access to the full symposium programme including workshops, tea/coffee, and lunch.

Delegates wishing to join us for a three-course meal at the Maldron Hotel South Mall on the evening of Friday, 22 November can do so for a total ticket price of €35.

A number of bursaries are available for Northern Irish practitioners to attend the symposium. Please contact Niamh Flanagan by emailing director@theatreNi.org.

Our preferred partner for Which Way From Here? is Maldron Hotel South Mall. We have secured the following reduced per night bed and breakfast rates for the evenings of Thursday and Friday, 21 and 22 November, when you book by telephone using the code: YOU211119. 

  • Single Room: €130
  • Double Room: €140

These discounted rates expire on Thursday, 24 October.

The Youth Theatre Symposium is delivered in partnership with Youth Theatre Ireland,
Theatre NI and the Department of Theatre, University College Cork.

It is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and The Gaeltacht under the Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme.


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