08 May 2018

National Festival - Participating Youth Theatres

National Festival - Participating Youth Theatres

The National Festival of Youth Theatres is only two months away! We can now reveal the youth theatres who will be joining us in Kilkenny and also the theme for this year’s Festival.

There was an unprecedented level of interest from youth theatres in the 2018 Festival. Thank you to every single group who applied. We had to face the nearly impossible task of whittling the applicants down to the 13 available places. The participating youth theatres are:

  • Act Out Youth Theatre (Navan)
  • Cabinteely Youth Theatre (Dublin 18)
  • Dundalk Youth Theatre
  • Fracture Youth Theatre (Thurles)
  • Galway Community Circus
  • Kilkenny Youth Theatre
  • Laois Youth Theatre
  • Leitrim Youth Theatre Company
  • Monaghan Youth Theatre
  • PlayActing Youth Theatre (Celbridge)
  • Roscommon County Youth Theatre
  • Roundabout Youth Theatrre (Ballymun)
  • WACT Youth Theatre (Wexford)

Festival Theme

This year the Festival will have a theme. We asked for suggestions from youth theatre members and leaders and we can now reveal the theme is....Journey. The theme will help us design the Festival programme. It has also inspired some brand new initiatives! More details soon...

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