Youth Theatre Ireland

Image copyright Ros Kavanagh. Members of the 2017 National Youth Theatre; Location: National History Museum, Dublin

Youth Theatre Ireland is the national development organisation for youth theatre. We support a network of youth theatres who deliver year-round programmes of drama workshops and performance opportunities to young people aged 12 to 21 from cities, towns and villages across Ireland.
 Established since 1980, Youth Theatre Ireland is unique in its commitment to youth-centered drama practice. At Youth Theatre Ireland, we know that youth theatre is a place to develop young artists and young citizens and we promote youth drama opportunities that focus on the artistic, personal and social development of young people.

Youth Theatre Ireland promotes:

  • Drama as a medium for learning and as a means of expression for young people
  • The advancement of the artistic, personal and social development of young people through drama and performance related skills
  • Youth theatre as a medium to extend and enhance young people’s understanding of theatre as an artform
  • The emergence and development of youth theatres in Ireland

Youth Theatre Ireland is guided by the following core values:

  • Commitment to quality in provision and experience for all young people
  • Commitment to equality of participation for all young people
  • We ensure our work is young person-centred and that the voice of young people is represented in all aspects of the work of the organization
  • We ensure a balance between the values of artistic quality and youth participation


Contact Details

Contact Name

Michelle Carew, Director


7 North Great George’s Street
Dublin 1
D01 X7Y8

Telephone No.

01 8781301




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