Each November, Youth Theatre Ireland holds a youth theatre practice symposium in partnership with third-level institutions.
The symposium takes place across two days and welcomes practitioners to a programme of talks, presentations, roundtables, and practice-based workshops. The annual event provides a space for networking and cross-fertilisation of ideas between practitioners. The symposium also incorporates the annual launch of Playshare that includes rehearsed readings of plays written for young ensembles.
Registration for the Symposium starts in October each year and is open to a wide-range of people such as youth theatre leaders and practitioners, freelance facilitators, theatre professionals, youth arts workers, arts education professionals, students, and academics.
Symposia partners have included the Department of Theatre, University College Cork, and the Department of Drama and Theatre Studies, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.