2 to 5 October

Dublin Youth Theatre at Dublin Theatre Festival and Annual Open Day

Dublin Youth Theatre


The Sleepwalkers 

at the 2019 Dublin Theatre Festival

After a successful run in the Samuel Beckett Theatre this summer, DYT's 2019 Big Show, an original theatre project co-produced with Pan Pan will return for the Dublin Theatre Festival from 2-5 October in Axis: Ballymun. Special discount rates for youth theatre groups available and the devising process will be discussed in the post-show discussion after the matinee on Saturday, 5 October.

Performance and ticketing information available here.

DYT Annual Open Day for New Members

If you want to become a member of Dublin Youth Theatre, attend their Annual Open Day. This year the one and only DYT Open Day is Saturday, 7 September, from 11.00am to 4.00pm in their new home at 18 Montague Lane, Dublin 2. To register for DYT's Open Day and to access DYT's online application form, pleae visit www.dublinyouththeatre.com.

2 to 5 October
20 September 2019

Mr. Sands Youth Theatre’s “Shorts”

Mr. Sands Youth Theatre



as part of Culture Night 2019

On 20 September, members of Mr. Sands Youth Theatre will present scenes, songs and sketches on the Bandstand at Bray Seafront as part of the island-wide celebration that is Culture Night 2019.

20 September 2019
22 to 29 September

Clare Youth Theatre for European Festival

Clare Youth Theatre



as part of the 2019 InterTWINED Festival 

in Cottbus, Germany 

Clare Youth Theatre will travel to Cottbus, Germany, to perform at InterTWINED, a European festival of Youth Theatre, which will be held from 22 to 29 September 2019. The festival celebrates being connected, intertwined, and gathers young people from all across Europe to join together and engage in a week-long programme of workshops, and theatrical exchanges. Each theatre group has the opportunity to perform and support each other through forums in which they present their theatre making process. Clare Youth Theatre will present Snapshots, scenes from two contrasting pieces, Flowersellers and Little Friend. Devised and adapted by the group themselves, these pieces offer audiences the opportunity to journey with the actors on stage through the magic of theatre making and relish in worlds of realism and magical realism created on stage. 

The InterTWINED Festival is based in the Piccolo Theatre, Cottbus, a professional, purpose-built theatre for children and young people. The theatre houses a puppet theatre, prop making studio, and a performance and dance space. A carefully chosen quote in the theatre's foyer from the German author and poet, Eric Kastner, invites us all to play: ”Only he who grows up and yet remains a child is human.”

22 to 29 September
02 September - 16 November 2019

Waterford Youth Arts’ Third Annual LiT Young Writers Festival

During the coming term and alongside their regular workshops, Waterford Youth Arts will produce the third annual LiT Young Writers Festival. Join them on Friday and Saturday, 15 and 16 November 2019, for this Festival of reading and writing for young people. The 2019 Lit Festival programme offers a wide range of local and national talent hosting a range of fun and engaging free and paid events in venues all over Waterford City.

This year the LiT Team is partnering with the ‘Laureate na NOg’ #wearethepoets project and is delighted to welcome Dublin-based author Sarah Crossan, author of One, Moonrise, and the recently released Toffee. Sarah will be joined by poet Elaine Feeney, an award winning poet from Galway who has released three poetry collections Where’s Katie?, The Radio Was Gospel and Rise, and Young Adult author Sarah Maria Griffin creator of Follies and Other Words for Smoke for a night of inspiration and insight chaired by director of CBI Elaina Ryan.

Another highlight of the programme will be the launch of a brand new anthology of work. We Already Have A Voice is a collection of poetry, stories and essays from the senior members of WYA's creative writing programme. More events will be announced shortly so keep an eye out on the Lit Young Writers Festivals website here.

Young Adult author Sarah Crossan

02 September - 16 November 2019
27 and 28 September

Backstage Youth Theatre to Stage “Animal Farm”

Backstage Youth Theatre and Backstage Theatre


George Orwell's Animal Farm

Directed by Andy Crook 

What’s up at Manor Farm? Strange grunts and whinnies of discontent are being heard.
The animals are revolting and revolution is in the air. Something is about to happen
and it may not be the thing that is wanted.

George Orwell’s terrifying story about social and political change and its repercussions is
told through vivid physical theatre and cabaret performance in this new adaptation of Animal Farm.

When? Friday and Saturday, 27 and 28 September, at 8.00pm

Where? Backstage Theatre, Longford

Tickets? €12 / €8 (concession) available online here

This production is suppported by County Longford Arts Services and LWETB.

27 and 28 September
20 September

Griese Youth Theatre for 2019 Culture Night

Griese Youth Theatre will stage a performance for 2019 Culture Night on Friday, 20 September, that will focus on diversity, the need to combat prejudice and the desire for ‘No Hate’ in our multicultural society, and will be followed by a post-show discussion with PJ Dooley from Kildare Traveller Action.

When? Friday, 20 September at 7.30pm
Where? The Meeting House, Ballitore
Tickets? Ring 087-752-8398 or 085-202-1884

20 September

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