28 - 29 September

Backstage Youth Theatre - Beetroot

Presented by  Backstage Youth Theatre (BYT) in association with Backstage Canal Studio Productions

Devised in conjunction with BYT members and written by Lucy Montague-Moffatt.

Directed by Helene Montague
Choreographed by Anica Louw

It's funny, it's quirky, it's completely relatable and utterly unmissable.  Don’t miss this hilarious comedy about the mortification that can engulf those teenage years, fitting in and embracing the weird..."there's something weird about everyone....im a horse"

Catch it on Fri 28th & Sat 29th Sept at 8pm.

Tickets €12/€8

Special rates for Youth Theatre Ireland affiliated groups.

28 - 29 September
Backstage Theatre, Longford
043 33 47888 or online on https://backstage.ticketsolve.com/shows/41299
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15 September

Dublin Youth Theatre - Open Day

Dublin Youth Theatre Open Day
Saturday September 15, 11am to 4pm
Dublin Central Mission Hall, Abbey St, Dublin 1
Interested in joining DYT this year? Drop by anytime between 11am and 4pm to their Open Day to meet current members and leaders to find out more about DYT. Those interested can fill in an application form and receive an audition time on the day. 
You must be 14 by the end of September to be eligible for membership. 
15 September
15 September

County Wexford Youth Theatre - Open Day

If you are aged between 12 - 23 and want to join one of the most exciting youth theatres in the country, come along to CWYT's Open Day and take part in their free workshop. You can meet current members and find out what they are all about. As a youth theare member you will have amazing opportunities in training and performance both here and abroad. 

Saturday 15 September
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Youth Arts Studio, Unit 5, Pinewood Business Park, Wexford. 

More info: www.barecheek.ie 

15 September

Update from LYTC Carrigallen

After a wonderful summer Leitrim Youth Theatre Carrigallen put plans in place to return to drama workshops and preparation for performances on 6th and 7th December.

Two of their members Grace and Tara had a wonderful time in Kilkenny, as part Youth Theatre Ireland National Youth Theatre Festival, with group leaders Mary Blake and Maura Williamson. The skills learned within workshops will be used to help their Senior group devise their next performance piece.

On behalf of all the youth members facilitators/assistants/volunteers over the past 15 years of youth theatre in Carrigallen, they want to wish Katie Martin all the very best in her future adventures as she leaves her role in Youth Theatre Ireland. Katie has been a rock to all in this work and they say 'Thank you Katie'.

They are very pleased to welcome Carol Ann Farrelly Aughavas and Killeshandra to their team and are looking forward to her new energy and creative skill and expertise.

LYTC Carrigallen also wish to thank Rhona Dunnett at Youth Theatre Ireland for all her support recently on admin work, which was much appreciated by all.

They are delighted to have a new play entitled Snapshots by Catherine McKiernan as part of their performances to Corn Mill Stage 6th and 7th December directed by Deirdre Reilly Gilbride and Maura Williamson. More information soon.....


PlayActing Youth Theatre Update

PlayActing Youth Theatre had a workshop with actor Paul Mescal on physical theatre skills recently. They received an award under the Theatre Skills strand of the YT Support Scheme from Youth Theatre Ireland. The workshop looked at ensemble physical theatre skills leading to improvisation using a physical stimulus. As a result of the workshop, the group are planning a trip to see Paul in Asking for It in the Abbey in November.

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The latest from Mr. Sands Youth Theatre

It was a busy August for Mr. Sands Youth Theatre! They shot their first short film Upon The Shore  - all thanks to a grant from the Arts Council - and of course their own creative genius! This was a 2-day shoot with Bear Print Films which saw twenty senior Mr. Sands members work with incredible focus and enthusiasm, not to mention oodles of energy and good humour, on location in Bray. The film's in post-production now and Mr. Sands can't wait to show it! 

The members also headed off on another theatre visit - this time to see Theatre Lovett's  Frnknstn at the Peacock Theatre - and were blown away by the production. Mr. Sands members have had the privilege of working with Louis during the year and were delighted when he took time at the end of the show to speak to them.

Good news for the new YT season too - Mr. Sands has been accepted to participate in NT Connections 2019.  Following last year's inaugural experience of this marvellous festival, Mr. Sands can't wait to start all over again!


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13 September