Youth Theatre Supports
The Youth Theatre Support Scheme was developed to respond to some of the needs of youth theatres where alternative funding options could not be identified. Each strand is designed to be flexible and user-friendly.
Perform YT supports member youth theatres to perform plays from Playshare by contributing to the cost of the performance rights to the playwrights. Replacing the New Stage strand of our programme, it aims to continue to support youth theatres to rehearse and perform interesting, well-written and diverse youth drama plays. Applications ongoing for 2017
Are there specific theatre skills that your youth theatre members could benefit from that you as a facilitator don’t have the skills to deliver? Just identify the skill and facilitator to deliver the training and Youth Theatre Ireland will support up to four sessions for your youth theatre. There will be a call for applications in early 2018.
Do you need someone to relieve a facilitator over a few weeks? Youth Theatre Ireland will support up to four sessions of relief drama facilitation in your youth theatre. Applications accepted on an on-going basis until the fund is exhausted.
Have you met another youth theatre leader or group and felt that you would like to bring your youth theatres together? Youth Theatre Ireland will contribute up to €450 towards the cost of groups coming together for workshops or other collaborations/events. There will be a call for applications in early 2018.
A scheme to support youth theatres with travel and ticket costs to attend another youth theatre show or a professional theatre production. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis until the fund is exhausted.
Important: Garda Vetting
Due to the commencement of the garda vetting legislation, it is essential that youth theatres do confirm the engagment of a facilitator until the garda vetting process is complete.
The same application form must be filled in for all four strands. You can download the form below:
Download Youth Theatre Support Scheme Application Form(Word Doc, 2 pages)
Who is eligible?
The Youth Theatre Support Scheme is open to all affiliated youth theatres who have renewed their 2017 membership.
For more information, contact Youth Theatre Ireland on 01-8781301 or by email.