27 February 2020

Expressions of Interest Now Open for the 2020 National Festival of Youth Theatres

Join us this summer in Kilkenny where we will celebrate Youth Theatre Ireland’s 40th Birthday with a very special National Festival of Youth Theatres!! Submit your Expression of Interest until Friday, 27 March 2020.

We want you to join us at The National Festival of Youth Theatres 2020 from Tuesday, 30 June to Sunday, 5 July at Kilkenny College, Kilkenny!

The National Festival of Youth Theatres (NFYT) is the largest gathering of youth theatres in Ireland. This year, in honour of Youth Theatre Ireland’s 40th Birthday, we offer an expanded Festival with 6 days of activities rather than the usual 5 days. You’ll still experience the specialist core workshops, roving skills workshops, leaders’ activities, and social activities that you’re used to. For this year, though, we’re adding an outdoor public performance that all 100+ members will take part in! Stay tuned for the specifics…we’re cooking up something very special indeed! As always, the Festival programme is designed to help young people develop theatre skills and friendships within a supportive, creative community. For youth theatre leaders, it offers the opportunity to build relationships with your own youth theatre members, other youth theatres, and to engage with the leaders’ programme of activities.

Download the 2020 Information Sheet here for all the details including how many memebers from each YT can participate, leader requirements, costs, how YTs are selected, and the Festival theme!

We expect a high level of interest and may not be able to offer places to all youth theatres that wish to take part. To give your youth theatre the best possible chance, you need to complete and submit the Expression of Interest Form by Friday, 27 March 2020, at 5.30pm. Download the 2020 Expression of Interest Form here!

Youth theatres that have submitted an expression of interest by the deadline on Friday, 27 March 2020, will be contacted on or before Monday, 6 April 2020, to let them know if they will be attending. More information will be provided to participating groups after this date.

Join us in Kilkenny this summer for the best week ever!

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