Why Support Youth Theatre Ireland
Your donation will provide young people with the chance to participate in an activity that will positively shape their development as confident, creative and articulate people with the desire and the tools to succeed in life.
A donation to Youth Theatre Ireland is also an investment in the future of Irish theatre. Many of Ireland’s theatre artists and producers started in their local youth theatre.
Support us to develop youth theatre because:
- youth theatre develops the social and personal skills of young people. 80% of youth theatre members say participation in youth theatre helped them to become more confident
- youth theatre improves access to the arts for young people. 43.5% of youth theatre members are the first in their family to show an active interest in the arts
- youth theatre is vital to Irish arts. 71% of youth theatre members say they have an ambition to work within theatre and the arts
Each year Youth Theatre Ireland:
- reaches up to 2700 young people participating in approximately 4000 hours of drama activities with 55 affiliated youth theatres across Ireland
- engages hundreds of young people directly across seven high quality national programmes including the National Festival of Youth Theatres
- provides over 2000 hours of advice and guidance to affiliated youth theatres, emerging youth theatres, other youth services and individuals developing youth drama activities in Ireland
- affiliated youth theatres are responsible for upwards of 100 public productions and performances across Ireland and sometimes internationally
The confidence Youth Theatre Ireland instilled in me has given me the opportunity to do what I always dreamed of.
Past member, Cabinteely Youth theatre
My love for the stage and performance has done nothing but blossom since I have fallen in with Youth Theatre Ireland.
Participant, Young Critics 2012
Youth Theatre Ireland is a registered charity (CHY 9410). With expertise built over thirty-seven years, we can guarantee that your donation will be invested wisely. We also operate the highest governance and accountability standards and as a donor to Youth Theatre Ireland you can be sure that your contribution will be well managed and used solely for the purpose intended.