Youth Theatres throw open their doors for the first ever Youth Theatre Ireland Open Week
On Wednesday 15th February, the National Association for Youth Drama will, after nearly 40 years, re-launch as Youth Theatre Ireland. To mark this exciting new era, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate the breadth and quality of work carried out in youth theatres across the country.
Starting on 13th February we will be promoting the first ever Youth Theatre Ireland Open Week, showcasing the work of a cross-section of our members. Fifteen youth theatres have signed up to host a variety of events including taster workshops, presentations and performances. Participating youth theatres will throw open their doors to the public and share the excellent work they do in their community.
The Youth Theatre Ireland team will be on the road, dropping into open days from Ballybofey to Skibbereen. Keep an eye on facebook and twitter as we report with the hashtag #weareyouththeatre
The full list of Open Day events is as follows:
Monday 13th February
Rusty Frog Youth Theatre Open Day
Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co.Cork
Come experience a free and fun theatre workshop with Rusty Frog Youth Theatre
Find out more about Rusty Frog Youth Theatre
Tuesday 14th February
Co. Limerick Youth Theatre Open Day
5pm – 6.30pm
Friars Gate Theatre, Sarsfield St, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, Ireland
The launch of Youth Theatre Ireland will be celebrated by having a celebration of film evening. This will showcase four of County Limerick Youth Theatre's short films followed by a Q&A
Find out more about Co. Limerick Youth Theatre
Wednesday 15th February
Youth Theatre Ireland Launch
4pm – 5.30pm
The Cobalt Café, 16 North Great Georges St, Dublin 1
The official launch of Youth Theatre Ireland. Looking to the future, celebrating the past, with contributions by Paddy O’Dwyer, Stefanie Preissner and Louis Flanagan.
Thursday 16th February
WACT in Action
3pm – 6pm
St. Michaels Theatre, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Wexford Artists Community Theatre invite you to come along and see what youth theatre is all about. Chat to members, watch our plays in progress and cut the ribbon with us to celebrate the launch of Youth Theatre Ireland.
Find out more about WACT Youth Theatre
M.A.D. About Youth Theatre
5pm – 7.30pm
Hagan House, Ramparts Lane, Dundalk, Co Louth
M.A.D Youth Theatre Host an Open Day for all.
Come see why we are Mad about Youth Theatre. Join along or just watch how a drama workshop is conducted and see a variety of performances inspired from the process.
Some of the members will talk about their engagement in youth theatre.
Find out more about M.A.D. Youth Theatre
Friday 17th February
Griese Youth Theatre Open Night
6pm – 9pm
The Meeting House, Ballitore, Co.Kildare
Griese Youth Theatre host 'Make time for your imagination and drop into Griese Youth Theatre' Open Night.
Find out more about Griese Youth Theatre
Saturday 18th February
Roscommon County Youth Theatre Open Day
10am – 12pm
Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
Come see what we get up to at Roscommon County Youth Theatre. Free event for all the family.
Find out more about Roscommon County Youth Theatre
Galway Community Circus Open Day
12.45pm – 3pm
St Joseph's Community Centre, Ashe Road, Shantalla, Galway, Ireland
On Saturday 18th February Galway Community Circus will open its doors to all young people aged 12-20years. If you've ever wanted to know more about what we do in our youth circus or learn some circus skills yourself, join in for an open workshop facilitated by Galway Community Circus tutors and youth members. Free event and no registration needed. Please wear comfortable training clothes. All welcome!
Find out more about Galway Community Circus
Tallaght Youth Theatre Open Day
1.30pm – 3.30pm
RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Discover what Tallaght Youth Theatre is all about. Free event for all the family.
Find out more about Tallaght Youth Theatre
Fracture Youth Theatre Open Day
7pm – 9pm
The Gallery Space, Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Theatre and Treats with Fracture Youth Theatre
Celebrating 18 years at the heart of the Thurles community, Fracture Youth Theatre invites you to their showcase. There will be performances from past members and current members and the token trip down memory lane, with some stories, experiences and short performances from past productions. Free event for all the family.
Find out more about Fracture Youth Theatre
Monday 20th February
Donegal Youth Theatre Open Day
6.30pm – 8pm
Balor Arts Centre, Main St, Stranorlar, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
Come and join the Youth Theatre for the Hatters Tea Party! A free event for all to enjoy. You Might even get some cake!
Wednesday 22nd February
Monaghan Youth Theatre Open Day
6.30pm – 8pm
The New Garage Theatre, Monaghan Education Campus, Old Armagh Road, Monaghan
Monaghan Youth Theatre celebrates Youth Theatre Ireland Open Week with an evening of performances from upcoming shows and a panel discussion with past and current members.
Find out more about Monaghan Youth Theatre
Play Youth Theatre Open Day
7pm - 9pm
Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Friday 24th February
Stagecraft Open Day
The Hub, 49 Albert Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Saturday 25th February
Complex Youth Theatre Open Day & Play
11am – 1pm
Complex Youth Theatre, The Complex, 16 Little Green Street, Dublin 7
Complex Youth Theatre would like to invite friends and peers to join us and learn about projects past, present and future. Meet existing members and have some fun at our open day.
Find out more about Complex Youth Theatre
Dublin Youth Theatre Information Day
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Dublin Fringe Festival, Sycamore Building, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Come find out what’s happening in Dublin Youth Theatre
Find out more about Dublin Youth Theatre