Droichead Youth Theatre (DYT) has been providing a creative, personal, and social outlet for Drogheda’s teenagers since 1991, through drama workshops, theatre skills, trips and public productions. DYT has a strong devising history and has worked with groups like Mosney Refugee Centre, BelongTo, NYCI, Dochas, Youth Theatre Ireland, Irish Aid, and Upstate Theatre Project. Droichead Youth Theatre is keen to use its work to interrogate the world around them through high quality, ambitious artistic projects. Through its theatrical practice, DYT aims not only to stimulate an early love and appreciation of the arts, but to encourage mutual respect, intellectual questioning, and active citizenship.
Dundalk Youth Theatre was established in 2005 in conjunction with Create Louth and Dundalk Institute of Technology’s Community Drama Project. DYT develops drama programmes using professional training techniques and creates a professional environment for youth groups to access the arts. Young people are engaged as active participants by using ensemble approaches. DYT encourages the development of the whole person by using drama methods which respond to the developmental needs of participants. DYT is committed to meeting best practice in all areas of its work with young people and the community. All programmes use evidence-based approaches and young people are trained, supported, supervised, recognised, and rewarded for their participation. DYT encourages creativity, diversity, self-awareness, acceptance and empathy for everyone.
M.A.D Youth Theatre has been working with children and young people between the ages 6 to 21 years old in Dundalk and wider community since 2011 by providing professionally led weekly drama workshops and quality arts experience in a variety of arts disciplines. M.A.D YT focuses on creating a fun an innovative approach to drama and challenges the thinking and attitude toward the arts in our community. M.A.D YT endeavours to create new and exciting work with relevant themes that are youth centred. M.A.D YT plans to continue to honour Irish heritage and contribute to the new voices that will help shape the Ireland of tomorrow.