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.
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. Guidelines and applications for Perform YT 2021 will be made available by mid-February.
Are there specific theatre skills 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. Guidelines and applications for Theatre Skills Training will be made available by mid-February.
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. Guidelines and applications for Drama Facilitation Support 2021 will be made available by mid-February.
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. Guidelines and applications for Youth Theatre Partnerships 2021 will be made available by mid-February.
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. Guidelines and applications for Go See YT Support 2021 will be made available by mid-February.
Important: Garda Vetting
Due to the commencement of the garda vetting legislation, it is essential that youth theatres do not confirm the engagement of a facilitator until the garda vetting process is complete.
Who is eligible?
The Youth Theatre Support Scheme is open to all affiliated youth theatres who are in good standing and have renewed their 2020 membership. Organisational and Individiual members are not eligible to apply.
For more information, contact Youth Theatre Ireland on 01-878-1301 or by email.