Mayo Youth Theatre, an initiative of Mayo County Council, was set up in 1999. MYT provides a stage for young people to engage in theatre making by engaging with all aspects of the genre. It involves continued development of quality youth theatre in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre. Masterclasses are provided by external expert facilitators. Participants are encouraged and facilitated to see professional productions and have also availed of Youth Theatre Ireland’s Go See Youth Theatre funding; members have also taken part in Youth Theatre Ireland’s programmes such as the National Festival of Youth Theatres, the National Youth Theatre Ensemble, and the Young Critics Programme.